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JONAS EMMERDAHL REACHES MILESTONE

Jonas Emmerdahl reached a milestone in the game against Dundee Stars on Boxing Day when he made his 200th appearance for the Flyers.

Pic Credit Jillian McFarlane and Derek Young

Jonas, who has been team captain for the last two seasons, joined the Flyers in the summer of 2019 after playing the previous four seasons in the HockeyAllsvenskan with IF Björklöven. Fife was Stockholm born Jonas’s first taste of hockey outside of his native Sweden. He became the third ever Swedish born player to play for the Flyers. The then 27 year old made his Flyers debut in a Challenge game against the Danish side Herlev Eagles with his competitive debut being against the Glasgow Clan at the Auld Barn on 7th September in a Challenge Cup game that the Flyers lost 2-3. A fortnight later, in his fifth game for the club, Emmerdahl put up his first points as he registered two assists in a 6-3 home win against the Coventry Blaze and by the end of the month he had his first goal which came at home against the Belfast Giants as the Flyers won 5-2 in a Challenge Cup game. In what was the shortened season due to the pandemic Jonas was an ever present in the 55 games that the Flyers played, in fact he was one of eleven players incredibly that played in all matches and his points total for the season was 2 goals and 13 assists putting him second to Scott Aarssen for scoring from the blueline.

Jonas returned to the Flyers for the 2021/22 campaign after playing during the EIHL shutdown season back home in Sweden for  Östersunds IK in the HockeyEttan. That season he was recognised in the leadership group as an alternate Captain along with James Isaacs and Craig Peacock. Emmerdahl would once again prove to be a durable player on the blueline and on his way to playing all but the last three games of the season he played his  100th game on 26th February at home to the Glasgow Clan who won 5-4 in an overtime decision. His 5 goals and 10 assists on the season would lead all defencemen for the Flyers that term.

Pic Credit Jillian McFarlane and Derek Young

The summer of 2022 saw Jonas return to the club for his third season and he was appointed Captain, underlying the qualities that he had shown in his previous 116 games. Unfortunately he would miss the opening five competitive matches of the season due to injury and he would return to the line up against the Manchester Storm on 24th September as the Flyers went down 1-5 at home. He would miss two more games throughout the remainder of the season as he returned his most productive numbers to date, from his 57 games played, with 7 goals and 12 assists which included his most highest single game points tally when he had three assists in the 6-5 Flyers win at Manchester on 30th October.

 

Pic Credit Jillian McFarlane and Derek Young

In what was his 27th game of this season against the Stars he became the sixth defenceman and 14th member of the Flyers ‘200 club’ in all Elite League competitions having scored a total of 14 goals and registered 41 helpers.

Congratulations Jonas.

 

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