The Erie Otters will have their Maple Leafs quotient increased this season when Norwegian forward Sondre Olden joins the junior team in September.
Otters general manager Sherry Bassin confirmed that Toronto’s third round pick (79th overall in 2010) has signed to play in the OHL this season.
“We talked to him and he’s excited about coming,” said Bassin, who drafted Olden 31st overall in last week’s CHL Import Draft. “We’re excited about it too.”
The centre will be joining fellow Leafs prospect Greg McKegg, who was taken in third round (62nd overall) at the same draft, with the Otters. Bassin said it’s too early to think about the possibility of the pair playing together.
“We expect him to be a top forward for us and that’s all we can say right now,” said the long-time general manager.
Bassin says he’ll head to the Leafs’ prospects camp on Wednesday to see the 19-year-old in action, adding that he had a “good feeling” that Olden would report to the OHL club.
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