The Kitchener Rangers announced today that forward Rickard Hugg has committed to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement with the Club.
The second-round, 60th selection in the 2017 CHL Import Draft was a member of Leksands IF Jr. during the 2016-17 season, registering 13 goals and 38 points in 32 regular season games played with a plus/minus +13 rating along with four points in five playoff games.
In 17 games of international competition for Team Sweden, he tallied 10 points. He also captained Team Sweden to a silver medal at the IIHF World U-18 Championship with a performance of four points in seven tournament games. At the U-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament he scored twice in five games while captaining Team Sweden.
“We’re thrilled that Rickard has chosen to come to Kitchener to continue his junior career,” said Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie.
“Rickard is a smart, two-way player that can also provide offense and has been a key member of Sweden’s national team. As a former captain of Team Sweden, he will be relied upon to be a key member of our forward group.
“We look forward to what’s in store as Rickard continues to grow and develop his game.”
Rickard Hugg (rih-CARD Hug)
Hometown: Hudiksvall, Sweden
Birthdate: January 18, 1999