(Lulea, SWE) -- Defenseman Ludvig Jansson (Stockholm, SWE) has signed a contract with Lulea HF of Swedish Hockey League for the 2023-24 season.
The 6.00, 176 lbs blueliner was the 4th round choice (125th overall) of the Florida Panthers in last July's 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
He was a member of the Swedish entry in the 2023 World Junior Championship over the holidays that lost in OT to the United States in the bronze medal game.
At the WJC, Jansson scored 4 goals and 6 assists in 7 tournament games to lead all defensemen.
This past season he played 44 games with Sodertalje SK of the Allsvenskan league where he recorded 1 goal and 9 assists.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Jansson grew up playing in the Flemingsbergs IK youth program before graduating to Sodertalje's J18 program at age 16.