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Sandin becomes a Leaf in Round One (2018 NHL Entry Draft)

For the second time of the first round, a member of the Soo Greyhounds was selected tonight at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Soo Greyhounds’ defenceman RASMUS SANDIN was selected, with the 29th overall pick of the 1st Round by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Sandin, a native of Uppsala, SWE is coming off his freshman season as a member of the Hounds.
The 5.11, 190-lb rearguard joined the Hounds in late October and went on to play in 51 regular season games recording 12 goals and 33 assists, good for 45 points.
He added 13 points (1g, 12a) in 24 post-season games.

He was rated 11th in the NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings for North American skaters.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team for 2017-18 … Recipient of the Hounds “Rookie of the Year” award at their 2017-18 Annual Awards banquet … Named OHL Rookie of the Month for December 2017 (2g, 7a, 9pts in 11gp) … Named to roster for 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Jan. 25 @ GUE) … Scored his 1st-career OHL goal in his home-ice debut on November 1, 2017 vs SBY … Recorded his 1st-career OHL point (assist) on October 28, 2017 @ FLNT … Joined he Greyhounds on October 18, 2017 after starting the 2017-18 season playing professional hockey for Rogle BK in the Swedish Hockey League … Selected by the Hounds in the 1st Round (52nd overall) of the 2017 CHL Import Draft … Played in 36 games for Brynas IF J20 of SuperElit league in 2016-17 notching 3 goals and 15 assists, for 18 points … Was a member of the 2016 World U-17 gold-medal winning Team Sweden (2a, 6gp)

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