Dan’s The Man For Stars!
ULTIMATE WINDOWS-sponsored Billingham Stars today issue a real statement of intent to the rest of National Ice Hockey League (North) with the signing of top quality import forward Daniel Palmebjörk.24-year-old centre Palmebjörk has played his entire career thus far in his native Sweden and hails from Umeå in the north of the country. Palmebjörk has turned out for both of his hometown teams – IF Björklöven and Tegs SK – racking up 82 points in 134 games in Hockeyettan (formerly Division 1), the third tier of hockey in Sweden. Palmebjörk was Tegs SK’s leading goalscorer last season with 16 goals in 35 games, so clearly has no problems finding the back of the net. A friend and former teammate of Dennis Boström’s, Palmebjörk is looking forward to his first taste of hockey outside of Sweden:
"I've been thinking about playing abroad for a long time and I'm glad that I finally decided to do it. Obviously Dennis was a big part of my decision to come to England since it's easier to come to a new team and a new country with a familiar face and he has told me a lot of good things about both the town and the Stars organisation. A big part of me playing abroad is for the experience of living in a new country and leaving my comfort zone and hometown where I've spent my whole life.
I don't know much about the hockey in the UK but Dennis has told me that the Stars is a good team with a chance of winning the League and that is what I am coming here to do. I would say I'm a creative offensive player who likes to challenge defenders. I want to be a threat and create scoring chances every time I step on the ice.
Daniel - who will wear the number 57 jersey - will also catch up with Billingham Stars TV from his home in Sweden ahead of his arrival with Dennis in the UK next month – listen to his interview 'hot off the press' as soon as it is recorded over the next few days. We hope our fans will join us in making Daniel as welcome as Dennis as he begins this new phase in his life and career. All of this good news… and we are not finished this week! Keep checking the site over the weekend for an announcement regarding the Stars preseason games and your first opportunity to see our Swedish duo in action! Daniel Palmebjörk stats – click here. Follow Daniel on Twitter - @realpalme Own a business or work for one that would be interested in supporting the Stars? Plenty of sponsorship opportunities are available to assist the Stars in their pursuit of glory – interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Outside of hockey I love playing golf and I love watching Premier League football every Saturday and Sunday so I'm excited about watching it live."