Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Regina Pats selected Swedish left winger and Ottawa Senators prospect Filip Ahl in the first round, 31st overall in the CHL Import Draft on Tuesday.

Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock "I just know about him what you could probably read about him. He's a fourth round pick of Ottawa, he's a big guy. According to people he has the ability to score some goals so that's basically the bottom line." Paddock says he is hopeful Ahl will make Regina his home this season. "I talked with some people fro Ottawa and his representative group and hopefully things will work out."

Ahl was taken 109th overall in the 4th round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Senators. He stands 6'3 and weighs 212 lbs. The import draft can always be a crap shoot but Paddock says they pegged Ahl as a guy they wanted at 31. "Well from the time we heard about him we were going to focus in on him but there are never any guarantees. but he was there and that was good... we wanted to get a forward but we were prepared otherwise too."

In 2015-16 with HV71 of the Swedish SuperElit league he had 18 goals and 31 points in 18 games played. He is entering his 19-year-old season and Paddock says they knew they would look at drafting an older player.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now it appears the next part of the equation is if they can get the guy to camp. It sounds optimistic but it's never a done deal until he's here. A 6'4" 200+lb winger would be a real treat for Sammy. here's hoping.