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Blazers select Finnish defenceman, Czech goalie in CHL Import Draft

The Kamloops Blazers added a pair of players in the CHL Import Draft this morning.

The club first selected defenceman Aapo Sarell out of Finland with the 55th overall pick before taking goaltender Michael Schnattinger from Czechia with the 115th overall pick.

<who>Photo Credit: Etelä Saimaa/Elite Prospects</who>Aapo Sarell (L) and Michael Schnattinger

Sarell is a 6’1”, 187-pound blue liner who scored 15 points in 39 games with the SaiPa U20 team this past season.

Born in 2003, he also played 12 games in Liiga, which is the top league in Finland.

Schnattinger is a 2004-born who stands 6’0” and weighs 181 pounds.

He’s eligible for the 2022 NHL draft and is the sixth-ranked goaltender on NHL Central Scouting’s European goalie list.

Schnattinger posted a 3.16 goals against average and .915 save percentage in 34 games with the HC Kometa Brno U20 team this past year.



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