The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Andreas Wingerli to a one-year contract for the 2021-22 season.
Wingerli, 23, just represented Sweden at the 2021 IIHF World Championship in Latvia, where he recorded three points (1g/2a) and a +3 rating in seven games, his first time participating in the tournament. The Lycksele, Sweden, native completed his sixth full season with Skelleftea in the Swedish Hockey League in 2020-21 and served his second campaign as an alternate captain. He collected 28 points (12g/16a) in 50 games and added two points (2g/0a) in 12 playoff contests.
The 5-foot-8, 170-pound center has totaled 104 points (48g/56a) in 288 career SHL contests, all with Skelleftea, and has added nine points (5g/4a) in 51 career postseason outings.
Prior to making his SHL debut during the 2014-15 season, Wingerli skated for Skelleftea's junior team in the SuperElit, producing 49 points (13g/36a) in 69 games in Sweden's top junior league. Wingerli also represented his country at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording one point (0g/1a) in seven games to help Sweden to a fourth-place finish.