Sami Kapanen (45) takes over at the Hockey Club Lugano is the successor to the canadian Coach Greg Ireland, whose contract has not been renewed after the retirement in the Playoff quarter-finals.
In Lugano, signed Sami Kapanen on a two-year contract. This season, the Finn made in Switzerland, as he won in the last week of the year with KalPa Kuopio of the Davos Spengler Cup. Kapanen is for 15 years, owner of KalPa Kuopio. In the last two seasons, Kapanen took over the Position of head coach (qualification for the Playoff quarter-finals in 2018 and will Miss the Playoffs this season). As a player, Kapanen was the champion of the world. In the NHL he played in 918 games.
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"A coach with a strong personality"
The Finn is considered to be trainers. In the case of KalPa Kuopio, he worked with many young actors. Also, the HC Lugano wants to align itself after the upheaval of transition (new coach, new head of sports) newly - forced masses. Gregory Hofmann, Luca Cunti and Goalie Elvis Merzlikins, Lugano this summer loses a lot of Talent to other Clubs. "Kapanen is coming from a club, in which special attention is paid to the training of young players", says Andy Näser, the person Responsible for the sports sector in the Board of Directors of the HC Lugano. Näser: "We are happy that we were able to pick Kapanen to Lugano. He is a coach with a strong personality and passion for the Sport. He knows the Hockey in all of its facets. He is as a Coach, modern, attractive, and quick play Hockey. He can get the Best out of players."
The next Monday will be presented Kapanen in Lugano officially. For the time being, the Finn said in a written Statement. He was delighted to belong to a Club, for its passionate Fans and dedicated Management. Kapanen deemed Lugano as a European Manager: "I am looking forward and wants to learn as quickly as possible, the Team and the Staff. We want to play an intense, offensive-oriented Hockey and sound defensive behavior does not forget."
Created: 02.04.2019, 14:47 PM