The contract renewal series in Lugano closes for now with the captain.
Alessandro Chiesa has in fact prolonged the agreement with the HCL, expiring at the end of this season, until the end of the Championship 2021/2022.
Born in Biasca on 01.02.1987, the solid defenseman number 27 (192 cm. x 91 kg.) is playing his ninth Championship with the HCL's jersey, his second with the C on his chest. He played 348 games, scoring 17 goals and dishing 44 assists (61 points).
Arrived when he was 18 in 2005, Chiesa has played in Zug from 2010 to 2014, before coming back in Lugano from the season 2014/2015, where he became one of the most reliable, gritty and with more personality defenseman of the whole team.
During his career Chiesa played 25 times with the Swiss National Team, before having played in the Swiss Youth Team at the U18 and U20 World Championships.