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Wednesday, 27 June 2012 09:53

Swift Current Broncos select Finnish goalie in CHL Import Draft

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Swift Current Bronco General Manager & Head Coach, Mark Lamb, announced that the team has acquired Finnish netminder, Eetu Laurikainen, 20th overall in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
 


Laurikainen, the 5’10”, 161-pound, 19-year old native of Jyvaskyla, Finland recorded a 3.15 GAA, .915 save percentage and one shutout in 26 regular season games played last season with the JYP of the Jr. A SM-liiga.  He also appeared in six games with the JYP-Akatemia where he posted a 3.13 GAA and 0.919 save percentage.
 
“We put a lot of hard work into this import draft, talking to scouts about Laurikainen.  We really like him,” states Bronco General Manager & Head Coach, Mark Lamb.  “He was a late bloomer, but he has really developed over the last couple of years.  He is 100% ready to take the next step and come over to challenge to be the #1 goalie in the best development league in the world.”

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