Christian Lechtaler

CEO , Frölunda Indians Gothenburg

Christian started as a youth player in Frölunda HC’s organization in the beginning of the 80´s. Went through the Academy – graduated 1991 as a pro-hockey player and signed a two-year contract with Frölunda HC.

Played as a professional for 15 seasons, in Allsvenskan and Swedish Hockey League. At the same time he graduated with a bachelor degree in Marketing/Management at the Business School of Umeå and Stockholm University.

After retiring as an athlete his next challenge was as a Sport Event Manager at Stockholm Globe Arenas. Together with the promotor he helped create indoor sports events at the international top levels such as soccer, floorball, handball and ice-hockey.

Chris then moved to Lugano 2008/2009 season to work as an assistant coach for HC Lugano with John Slettvoll.

He was then head-hunted to SEB, prestigious bank in Sweden, to become a Manager in Retail Business in Stockholm.

Returned to Frölunda HC again in 2011, as an assistant coach to Kent Johansson for two seasons. Following season signed a two-year contract as the General Manager.

Today, serving as President for Frölunda HC. Also additional role as a General Manager together with the former player Fredrik Sjöström.