Barrie Colts General Manager Jason Ford announces that the team has selected Rasmus Andersson in the 1st round, 37th overall in the CHL Import Draft today.
The 17 year old defenceman from Sweeden spent last season with the Malmo Redhawks last season. There, he finished the season with 10 assists and 13 points in 43 games which made him 4th for d-men on the roster. He was also the youngest player on the roster.
GM Jason Ford said, “We are extremely pleased we got Andersson in the European Draft today. He is a right-shot defenceman that has very good hockey sense, excellent offensive instincts and a very good shot from the point. He has already played professionally in Sweden against older and mature players, so this experience will help him make the adjustment to Major Junior,”
“This selection fits an organizational need, and we are very excited about what he will bring to the hockey club,” added Ford.
Weight: 213 lbs
Date of Birth: October 27, 1996.
Birthplace: Malmo, Sweden