We take a look at another group of big international moves confirmed for the 2023/24 season, including Finnish World Champion Sami Johansson heading to Zug and Swiss national team defender Jan Burki moving back home to Switzerland from his time in the SSL.


At only 23 years of age Norwegian international Sofie Kristiansen is already very experienced in the Norwegian league and national team. Sofie has represented her country at two Women’s World Championships and two U19 Women’s World Championships. A versatile player, who has played at both Forward and Defence Sofie most commonly can be found as part of the Forward lines, scoring and assisting regularly for Tunet IBK, one of Norway’s premier Women’s team. Taking the next step in her floorball career is a move eastwards to IBK Lockerud Mariestad and the highest level of floorball in Sweden, the SSL.


Tuulia Lahti moves back to Finland and former club FBC Loisto from Swiss side Unihockey Berner Oberland. Tuulia spent three seasons at FBC Loisto in Turku previously. Lahti played a total of 57 matches at the Finnish league level in the regular season and accumulated an impressive 74 points (32+42). In the playoffs, the forward also achieved 10 points (7+3). In 2020 Lahti played as part of the Finnish U19 national team, who won gold in Uppsala, Sweden at the 2020 U19 WFC. Lahti scored four points in six matches in that tournament.


Sofie Gärtner follows her brothers Tomas and Daniel Gartner and moves back to her family roots of the Czech Republic from Australia. Sofie was captain of the Australian U19 team at the recent U19 World Championships 2022 in Katowice, Poland and will be looking to use the high level of Czech Floorball to further develop her skills and push towards making the jump to the senior Australia Women’s team.



Forward Sami Johansson is one of the star players from the Finnish Men’s national team. Having played at 4 World Championships, winning 2 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze and also 1 Silver and 1 Bronze from the World Games, Sami is already super accomplished in his career. Having spent 13 years at SC Classic winning 6 Finnish championships Sami makes the big move down to the Swiss League and to Swiss L-UPL side Zug United to try and help push Zug to a first ever Swiss championship.


Swiss defender Jan Burki returns back to home country Switzerland and previous club SV Wiler-Ersigen after a 1 year stint at SSL FBC Kalmarsund. Jan has been a part of 3 Swiss Men’s WFC squads with a bronze medal in 2018 being the highlight. Jan also took part at The World Games with Switzerland in 2022. He joins a Wiler-Ersigen side who will look to retain their Swiss championships having won in dramatic fashion in a penalty shootout this past season.


Forward Jonathan Blomqvist joins the group of players heading to the Swiss Prime League for the new season. Jonathan is coming off a decent season with Hagunda IF in the SSL with 15 points in 17 games and is experienced player in the Swedish top flight, having played there for 5 seasons in a row. He joins a Koniz Bern side looking to go one step further than the Swiss Superfinal loss they had happen last season, losing to SV Wiler Ersigen in a close superfinal.


More transfer news will be announced throughout the season so stay tuned for more interesting and maybe even surprising transfers!

All transfers both confirmed and to be confirmed can be found here floorball.sport

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