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Hitmen Select Two Players in 2019 CHL Import Draft

June 27, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen today announced the selections of Jonas Peterek and Samuel Krajc (pronounced Krajch) in the 2019 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.

They join returning Hitmen defenceman Egor Zamula as imports on the roster with the club only allowed to play two this coming season.

"Our goal heading into the draft was to add two forwards who have the ability to play the right side," said Hitmen General Manager Jeff Chynoweth. "Both Jonas and Samuel have skated on the international stage and have the potential to provide scoring depth to our returning group of forwards."

Peterek, an 18-year-old forward from Havirov, Czech Republic, has an extensive resume having played for the Czech Republic at the 2017 World U17 Hockey Challenge, the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and the 2019 U18 World Championship. In each of the last two seasons he has split time between the Czech junior and men's league.


HOMETOWN: Havirov, Czech Republic DOB: Feb. 19, 2001

HEIGHT: 6'2" WEIGHT: 176 lbs.


Krajc, a 17-year-old forward from Martin, Slovakia, has often played above his age group skating for his home country at the U18 World Championship last spring while also graduating this past season to the Slovakian U20 league.

Samuel Krajc - FORWARD

HOMETOWN: Martin, Slovakia DOB: Feb. 6, 2002

HEIGHT: 6'2" WEIGHT: 201 lbs.


All three Hitmen imports in Zamula, Peterek and Krajc are expected to be in attendance when Calgary opens their 2019 Training Camp in late August.

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