Late in the regular season, club legend Johan Lindbom replaced former head coach Tommy Samuelsson in HV71. The goal was to keep the team in the SHL. Lindbom made sure to do that.

But now he won't remain as head coach until next season.

On Monday, Tomas Montén was presented as the new man in the post. He comes most recently from having been an assistant coach in Linköping.

"Of course, we would like to thank Tomas for his time together here in Linköping. He came into the leadership staff and the team during a time when we needed it most and has contributed with useful knowledge and wonderful energy. Tomas has for a long time announced that he is ready for a bigger role in his coaching career and we wish him the best of luck in continued challenges, says Sports Director Peter Jakobsson on Linköping's website.

Montén has previously been the junior crowns head coach for six years and also coached Timrå and Djurgården.

"I hope to be able to contribute to us finding a stable ground game and being tough to face every night. We look at what the team did well at the end of last season and will add tools to develop further," Montén said.

The article is being updated.