IHM Welcomes Swedish Defenseman Philip Alftberg

by Chris White

International Hockey Management is proud to welcome Swedish defenseman, Philip Alftberg, to the IHM Team! Alftberg just earned his degree from St. Lawrence University, in New York, who play at the NCAA Division I level. The right shot Märsta (just north of Stockholm) native stands 5'8 and weighs 181 pounds. Alftberg was born January 19, 1997 and is looking to explore his options at the professional level.

The former Brynäs IF defender was raised in the Wings HC Arlanda program, and made his North American debut in 2016-2017, when he played with the Tri-City Storm and Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League. Alftberg was a two-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team member, and proved his versatility by filling in at forward for parts of his rookie season. Alftberg represented Uppland at the 2012 TV-pucken tournament for the country's top 15 year-olds. Then, in 2013-2014, Alftberg competed for the Sweden U17 team at the World Hockey Championships. The following season, Alftberg made his SHL debut with Brynäs IF, and was a member of Team Sweden at the U18 Gretzky Hlinka Cup. Alftberg has also earned some hardware, in his career, winning J18 SM Guld in 2014-2015, in addition to being a 2020-2021 ECAC Champion.

International Hockey Management President, Chris White, commented,

Philip is a skilled two-way defender that is comfortable with the puck. That being said, he is a shot-blocking machine, and willing to play a physical game to win battles and retrieve pucks. He has national team experience and is a proven winner, so we are excited to be working with him to unlock opportunities at the next level.


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