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Ben O’Connor: Returning to Sheffield

Ben O’Connor has returned to the Elite League.

The GB internationalist’s Allsvenskan side Leksands IF tonight confirmed that he would be leaving the club with immediate effect after the game this evening, and few doubted that he will be heading back to the home comforts that is the Elite League. So what next?

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Confirmed: Ben O’Connor leaves Leksands IF

Ben-OConnor-training-090216After first being reported on CTP earlier today, it can now be confirmed British defencemen Ben O’Connor has left Allsvenskan side Leksands IF this evening. The decision has been made for family reasons and a return to the Elite League may well be eminent. This information has been sourced from the official Leksands website, https://www.leksandsif.se/artikel/v5o1ajnqb-30ead/ben-o-connor-lamnar-leksands-if.

Keep a look out on the CTP website for more!

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Rumours out of Sweden claim Ben O’Connor may be leaving Leksands IF

A report out of Sweden claims that former Sheffield Steelers defenseman Ben O’Connor could be leaving Leksand IF of the Allsvenskan this weekend.

A report from Expressen.se claims the 29-year-old is set to play one more game for Leksands before returning back to the UK after the game against Västerås on Friday night, with the publication stating it is due to “private reasons”, while also referencing he left practice early on Tuesday.

Another publication from Dalademokraten.se also states O’Connor left the teams practice early on Tuesday potentially due to injury, but does not appear to make reference to him leaving the club.

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What’s next for Ben O’Connor?

 

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This weekend the news broke that Ben O’Connor’s contract with KHL club Barys Astana had been abandoned by newly appointed management with a desire to take the club in a “new direction”. Ben and his family now look to rearrange plans already in place for their move to Kazakhstan.

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GB success and moves for Kirk and O’Connor represent bigger picture for British Hockey

The UK Hockey scene has almost unanimously celebrated success and congratulated individuals over the last few weeks, and quite rightly so.

Just a year after Great Britain earned promotion from Division 1B of the IIHF World Championships and moved up to Division 1A, even the biggest optimist couldn’t have predicted what happened next.

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O’Connor’s a Goner: Ben O’Connor Moves to Kontinental Hockey League

An outstanding season by Steelers defencemen Ben O’Connor has booked him a flight to play in the Kontinental Hockey League with some of the world’s best players.

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