“Rest in peace, number 61. You will always be remembered as an artist. Our thoughts go out to the family, girlfriend and teammates,” the Norwegian club said on its website.

Alexander Reichenberg got a glimpse of big time hockey in Lillehammer, his parent club. In the 2017/18 season, he tried his first foreign engagement when he strengthened the Prague team Sparta. He played 41 games for her in the regular season and scored fourteen times.

However, after only one season, the Norwegian hockey player said goodbye to the Czech club and returned to Lillehammer, from where he jumped to two Swedish clubs for experience. Later he also worked in Austriabut connected most of his career with the domestic top competition.

He started in it this year as well. In Lillehammer, he received an A for the vice-captain’s jersey and was the team’s most productive player with 44 Canadian points. “After a successful season, several big clubs from Norway and abroad were interested in Alexander. Of course, he also received an offer from his parent club and wanted to take time to think,” the club wrote on its website.

Reichenberg, who was born in Leksand, Sweden, also played 50 games for the Norwegian national team. In his career, he performed at two world championships and one Olympic Games.

Prince Alexander Reichenberg

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“It is incredibly sad to think that he will never again hear the cheers of the fans at the Eidsiva Arena and that we in the stands will never again see his big smile, his feints or his hard power-play shot,” the club said in a statement.

The cause of death of the Norwegian hockey player is unknown.