Kitchener Rangers select Axel Andersson in CHL Import Draft
With the 51st selection in the CHL Import Draft, the Kitchener Rangers selected defenceman Axel Andersson.
The Södertälje, Sweden native was a member of Djurgardens IF Jr. last season where he registered three goals and 22 points in 25 games during Euro One play, followed by another three goals and nine points in 17 games during Euro Two.
He participated in the 2018 U-18 World Championship in Russia in April, registering a pair of assists in seven tournament games to help lead Sweden to a bronze medal finish.
He also helped guide his country to a 2-2 finish at the 2018 U-18 Five Nations Tournament in the United States in February.
He was selected in the second round, 57th overall by the Boston Bruins as the team’s first pick in last week’s NHL Draft.
“Finds a way to make plays in traffic. Skating looks definitely above average. He’s got some strength to him.”
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 27, 2018
🎥Bruins top selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft Axel Andersson spoke after his first day on the ice in Boston: “I feel fortunate to be here. I’m just so happy.”#BruinsDevCamp | @ATT pic.twitter.com/heOOI2GTk2
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 26, 2018
📝 Get to know the first Bruins selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Axel Andersson: https://t.co/AJ4GmMM4l1
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 23, 2018
Round 1; 51st overall – Axel Andersson (D), Djurgardens IF Jr.
Hometown: Södertälje, Sweden
Birthdate: February 10, 2000