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Blazers Sign Viktor Persson to Standard WHL Player Agreement

July 21, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kamloops Blazers News Release

Kamloops, BC - Kamloops Blazers General Manager, Matt Bardsley has announced the signing of defenseman Viktor Persson. Persson was selected by the Blazers in the 2020 CHL Import Draft on June 30th, 2020.

"We are excited that Viktor has committed to come to Kamloops this season to continue his development," said Bardsley.

The 6'2" and 192lb right shot defender had five goals, 13 assists and 18 points in 26 games for the Brynäs IF Under-20 team in the SuperElit League in Sweden during the 2019-20 hockey season.

"We believe he has all the qualities we look for in Kamloops Blazers defenseman," continued Bardsley. "His mobility, vision, puck skills and compete level will be a nice addition to our defense and we look forward to helping him maximize his development," concluded Bardsley.

Persson, who is born in 2001, does not turn 19 until November and is therefore first-time eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. In NHL Central Scouting's final rankings, Persson is rated 44th among eligible European skaters.

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