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BLAZERS SELECT VIKTOR PERSSON IN CHL IMPORT DRAFT – Kamloops Blazers

BLAZERS SELECT VIKTOR PERSSON IN CHL IMPORT DRAFT – Kamloops Blazers

Blazers Select Defenseman Viktor Persson 56th Overall in the 2020 CHL Import Draft

Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers have selected defenseman Viktor Persson 56th overall in the 2020 CHL Import Draft. Persson is from Valbo, Sweden and has played the last five seasons with the Brynäs IF hockey club.

The 6’2” and 192lb right shot defender had five goals, 13 assists and 18 points in 26 games for the Brynäs IF Under-20 team in the SuperElit league.

Persson, who is born in 2001, does not turn 19 until November and is therefore first-time eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. In NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings, Persson is rated 44th among eligible European skaters.

Persson is expected to join the Blazers for training camp in September.


Round 1, 56th overall 

Player: Viktor Persson
Shot/Position: RD
Height: 6’2
Weight: 192
Birthday: November 7, 2001
Hometown: Valbo, SWE

Season Team GP  G    PTS PIM +/-
2019-20 Brynas IF J20 26 5 13 18 14 -2
2018-19 Brynas IF J20 32 2 10 12 18 -4
2018-19 Brynas IF J18 6 0 4 4 12 -1
2018-19 Brynas IF J18 10 1 3 4 29 0

 

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