By Mo Cranker on July 1, 2020.
The Medicine Hat Tigers selected 2002-born Finn Oskari Kuntonen with the 51st overall pick in Tuesday’s Canadian Hockey League import draft.
The 6-foot-1, 181-pound left-shot forward joins the Tigers’ system after producing 16 goals and 30 assists over 39 games with the U18 SM-Sarja’s Lahti Pelicans last season. Kuntonen also put in two games with the Pelicans’ under-20 squad this year.
The Tigers have protected both of last season’s import players — goaltender Mads Søgaard and forward Jonathan Brinkman — but were granted one selection in the draft due to Søgaard entering his overage season.
Teams can only host two import players on their roster in a season.
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