Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced today they traded Forward Axel Blomqvist to Victoria for a 4th and an 8th round pick in the 2014 Bantam Draft.
The Hurricanes drafted the 6’6, 212 pound Forward in the first round (17th overall) of the 2012 CHL Import Draft. The younger brother of former Hurricanes defenceman, Albin Blomqvist, played 59 games in his rookie season registering 33 points (7G, 26) and 66 PIM’s. In 19 games this season, he has 13 points including 8 goals and recently scored his first career WHL hat trick (vs. Moose Jaw)
Back in October, Blomqvist also signed a 3-year, two-way entry level contract with the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. Blomqvist was ranked 163rd overall by Central Scouting but went undrafted this past June. Despite not being drafted, the 18-year old signed an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO) with the Winnipeg Jets in the offseason, went to their rookie camp in early September and signed the contract following his return to the Hurricanes.
Blomqvist has also been involved in the community with school and hospital visits. The Lethbridge Hurricanes would like to thank Axel for his contributions to the team both on and off the ice.
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