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Giants Select Swedish Forward Fabian Lysell 30th Overall in the 2020 CHL Import Draft

June 30, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release

Swedish forward Fabian Lysell
Swedish forward Fabian Lysell
(Vancouver Giants, Credit: The 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)

Vancouver, B.C. - With the 30th overall selection in the 2020 CHL Import Draft, the Vancouver Giants are pleased to select 2003-born Swedish forward Fabian Lysell (Göteborg, SWE).

Lysell, a right-handed shot checks in at 5'10" and 176-pounds. Last season he registered 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points in 14 games with Frölunda HC J18 in the J18 Elit League. He added five goals and an assist in four games with Frölunda HC J18 in the J18 Allsvenskan. Additionally, Lysell suited up in 11 games with Frölunda HC J20 in the Superelit League and scored one goal along with five assists for six points.

Internationally Lysell led Sweden with seven points (5G, 2A) in five games during the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Over the past two seasons, Lysell has represented Sweden in 22 international games and has managed 16 goals and 16 assists for 32 points. He is considered a top prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft.

Lysell is the first Swede selected by the Vancouver Giants in the CHL Import Draft since Casper Carning was chosen in 2010.





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Swedish forward Fabian Lysell
Swedish forward Fabian Lysell

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