The 27th Annual CHL Import Draft began online at 11 AM this morning.
Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis entered the days event with a pair of selections available, starting with the 58th overall pick.
With that first selection, the defending Hamilton Spectator Trophy winners selected ROMAN PUCEK from the Czech Republic.
The 6.02, 168-lb forward played the 2017-18 season with HC Vsetin U18 of the Czech U18 league.
In 41 regular season games played, Pucek notched 26 goals to go along with 47 assists, good for 73 points.
DOB: April 13, 2000
PLACE OF BIRTH: Vsetin, CZE
WEIGHT: 168 lbs
The Greyhounds next selection is slated as the 118th overall pick in Round 2.
• Previous Import Selections RASMUS SANDIN and RASMUS KUPARI were both protected on the NHL Reserve list by the Greyhounds, based on their 1st Round Selections in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
ABOUT THE CHL IMPORT DRAFT
The two-round draft will take place online with the order of selection rotating through each of the CHL’s three leagues using an inverse order of final regular season standings within each league from the 2017-18 season. The QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs hold the number one pick, followed by the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings at number two, and the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves who will select third overall. Each team in the CHL is permitted to dress and play a maximum of two import players each season who are selected annually through the CHL Import Draft.
For the first time since 2013, goaltenders will be eligible for selection in the CHL Import Draft in addition to forwards and defencemen.
CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THE 2018 CHL IMPORT DRAFT ORDER AND RESULTS