Thursday, 30 July 2015

Kylington Moves Closer to Being a Wheat King

  Import Oliver Kylington is another step closer to putting on a Brandon Wheat Kings' uniform this fall.

  The defenceman has been given permission by his Swedish professional team (AIK) to play in North America this coming season.

  "We do not stop Oliver from the opportunity he has been given," said AIK general manager Anders Gozzi on the team's website.

  Kylington was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft in June, and by the Wheat Kings in the first round of the CHL Import Draft just four days later.

  "I want to thank the team and the club because they took me into the club that I love," said Kylington in the release, "I would like to extend a special thanks to all AIK fans who have supported me."

  Kylington signed an entry-level contract with Calgary shortly after the team's summer development camp earlier this month but had already agreed to a two-year pact with AIK this past spring.

  Because he was drafted out of Europe, the 18-year old Kylington is eligible to play with the Flames, their minor league affiliates on the Wheat Kings this coming season.

Chaff...the Swift Current Broncos have named former MJHL Coach of the Year Ryan Smith an their new associate coach...the Saskatoon Blades acquired defenceman Bryton Sayer, 19, from Victoria Wednesday for a fifth round pick in the 2017 Bantam Draft.

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