February 19, 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
Klasen signed a three-year contract with the Malmö Redhawks of the HockeyAllsvenskan on May 17, 2011. He was immediately appointed the team's captain. The contract included an annual salary of 4 million SEK ($0.6 million USD), making him the best paid ice hockey player in Sweden. He scored 50 points (20 goals, 30 assists) in 52 games and helped the team reach a playoff spot. However, due to economical crisis in the Redhawks club, Klasen was forced to leave the club after the 2011–12 season. His contract is being paid out by the Redhawks.
Following the 2011–12 season, Klasen signed a two-year contract with Luleå HF of the Swedish top-tier league Elitserien (SEL) prior to the 2012–13 season. He will keep the same annual salary from Malmö Redhawks during these two years.
After the final year of his contract with Luleå, in which Klasen complied his most prolific SHL season with 28 goals and 57 points in just 54 games, he left as a free agent to sign a lucrative four-year contract with Swiss club, HC Lugano, of the NLA on April 2, 2014.
Regular season and playoffs
|Competitor for Sweden|
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- "The talent and the golden hands of Linus Klasen come to Lugano" (in German). HC Lugano. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
- Linus Klasen's player profile at NHL.com
- Linus Klasen's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Linus Klasen's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Linus Klasen profile at Eurohockey.com
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