The 35-year-old Swede wants to leave Luleå HF. He is, however, currently still under contract with the SHL team.

Luleå HF announced two days ago on their Instagram that when Kempe asked to get out of his deal, it was decided that he would no longer figure in the team's lineup. They added, however, that the contract of the forward would still be valid until they had found a financial solution.

According to, there was immediate interest in the forward from other teams, when it became clear that Kempe might become available. As per their sources, EV Zug and HC Lugano seem to be interested. The same applies to Lausanne HC.

However, as his agent Aljoša Pilko tells the same source, they first have to sort out the situation with Luleå HF before they can look at the options available to Kempe.

( 29 December 2023 | mso* )