Chiefs Select Austrian in Import DraftJune 30, 2004 - Western Hockey League (WHL) Spokane Chiefs
Last season Grabner split 44 games between the Austrian junior and mens league and scored 59 goals and 85 points. While playing for Team Austria at the 2004 Under-18 Pool B Championships Grabner scored three goals and four points and was +3 in five games. Grabner played as an underage, that being a 16-year-old, for the Under-18 national team.
Grabner will take one of the two Import spots each CHL team is allowed to have, joining defenseman Gustav Engman on the Chiefs roster. Engman was Spokanes first round selection last season and appeared in 58 games his rookie season in the WHL.
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