Currently, HC Lugano has two import-forwards under contract for the 2020-21 season, namely Mark Arcobello (), and Jani Lajunen (), who, however, is out four several months due to a hip injury. In today's paper edition of the Corriere del Ticino, head coach Serge Pelletier reveals that they are looking for a defender who can give them a good offensive boost, especially in power-play, as well as for a forward that can take on a lot of responsibilities, and hopefully also contribute offensively.
That player might be Mikkel Bødker, who has recorded four points in 20 games this season with the Ottawa Senators, which he joined in 2018 on a trade from the San Jose Sharks. The 30-year-old is in the last year of his four-year contract worth on average four million dollars per season.
The eighth overall choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft has played in the NHL for his whole professional career, except for two stints with the San Antonio Rampage, the Phoenix Coyotes' AHL affiliate back then, and a half season with Lukko Rauma during the 2012-13 lockout.
Overall, Bødker has played 743 games in the NHL, mostly for the Coyotes, the team that drafted him, scoring 124 goals and collecting 220 assists. Moreover, he regularly suits up for the Danish national team.