Abbott med åpent brev til Luleåfansen

Chris Abbott takker for seg etter seks sesonger i Luelå. Nå må canadiern på klubbjakt. FOTO: Fredrik Hagen / /

Som kjent signerer ikke Chris Abbott, tidligere Frisk Asker-spiller ny kontrakt med Luleå i SHL. Les hva Abbott sier til fansen i åpent brev her.


Chris Abbott har nå signert for HV 71.  Abbott signerer på en to-årsavtale med svenskene.

Tidligere Frisk Asker spiller, Chris Abbott har i lengre tid spilt for Luleå i SHL, men etter lengre tid med samtaler blir det ingen ny kontrakt på canadiern som nå forlater Luleå.

I forbindelse med avskjeden skriver Abbott et åpent brev til media og Luleåfansen.

Spørsmålet de fleste stiller nå er; Hvor havner Abbott? Kan han komme tilbake til Frisk? Det gjenstår å se.


To Our Friends and Fans of Lulea Hockey

It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave Lulea. For the last six years Cam and I have had the pleasure of calling Lulea home.

The people of Lulea and Norbotten have welcomed us into their community, and made us feel like one of their own. Our years in Lulea have been immensely enjoyable; it has been a second home to us.

For those reasons, it has truly been an honour to wear the Lulea jersey. I can only hope that, in your eyes, we have adequately represented Lulea both on and off the ice.

Personally, I am deeply honoured to have captained the team of such a proud organization. It has been my single greatest experience as an athlete. And although we have had a lot of success during the last six

years, Cam and my only regret is that we could not help lead Lulea to the SM-Guld.

It is difficult to put into words how grateful we both are to the fans of Lulea Hockey. You have supported us fully from the first game, and stuck with us, and especially Cam, through some very difficult periods. I will miss playing hard for all of you.

I also understand the challenge every SHL team faces in building a roster year after year. During my time in Lulea, the team management have consistently found a way to put together very competitive teams.

So I know that changes often need to be made. From the start of the contract negotiating process, it has been apparent that the team management has wanted to go in a different direction. As I have said, it has been a challenging end to my time in Lulea, however as I now look forward to new challenges elsewhere, I wish Luleå Hockey all the best next season.

In the end, I leave with many great memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. It has been a privilege to wear the Lulea jersey. We cannot thank you enough for the opportunity.


Chris Abbott