The Barrie Colts added to their defence on Monday, reaching an agreement with Rasmus Andersson.
Andersson, a 6′, 214lbs defenceman, was the 37th overall selection in this past CHL Import Draft. Andersson gained valuable experience last season, playing at two levels with Malmo in Sweden. At the J20 level he earned five points (1G/4A) in eight games, and also played in 43 games with the parent club, scoring three goals and adding 10 assists in 43 games. He was also the youngest player on the team.
As Colts GM Jason Ford said, “Andersson will enter the OHL as a rookie but already brings a wealth of experience; having played against men the past two seasons in Sweden.” He had 11 points in 38 games with Malmo in 2012/13.
Andersson was one of 16 players from Sweden listed on NHL CSS’s 2014/15 Futures International List.
Bryan Thiel is a freelance broadcaster who’s covered the OHL from rink side and the broadcast booth. He’s also filed feature reports on the OHL for the past three seasons. You can follow him on Twitter at BryanThiel_88.