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HCD finds replacement for Nygren in Finland

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Aaron Irving joins HC Davos from the Finnish league.

A week after the dramatic absence of Magnus Nygren, who suffered a serious fracture of his lower leg and will be out for the rest of the season, HC Davos have a foreign defender again. Sports director Jan Alston found him in Finland. Canadian Aaron Irving joins HC Davos from Liiga club SaiPa.

HCD defender Magnus Nygren with a horror injury

You can hardly look at it: HCD defender Magnus Nygren with a horror injury(00:27)

Drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 2014 NHL draft, Irving began his hockey career in his native Canada, where he made his way through various junior leagues to the Western Hockey League and the Edmonton Oil Kings. There, the 185 cm tall and 93 kg heavy Canadian stood out as a robust defender with scoring qualities (318 games/146 scoring points). Irving then gained experience at Storhamar in Norway (63/51) and in Sweden at Örebro (47/16) for one season each before moving to HC Litvinov in the Czech Extraliga for two years (107/43).

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