OTTERS UPDATE: More news on Otters' picks Olden, Tkachev

   June 29, 2011 12:11 pm    0

 

The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League selected Norwegian left wing Sondre Olden from Modo Hockey of the Elitserien with the 31st overall selection in the 2011 CHL Import Draft Wednesday afternoon.

Born August 29, 1992 in Oslo, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound Olden was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round (79th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Otters captain Greg McKegg was drafted by the Leafs in the same draft, at the 61st overall position.

Olden played for the Under-20 program of MODO last season, grabbing 22 points in 33 games. He also represented his native Norway at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo.

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The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League selected Russian center Vladimir Tkachev (Chach-kev) from AK Bars Kazan with the 37th overall selection in the 2011 CHL Import Draft Wednesday afternoon.

Born October 5, 1993 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, the 6-foot, 180-pound Tkachev earned a bronze medal with Team Russia in the 2011 World Under-18 Hockey Championship in Germany. He had three points in seven games on a team that featured top 2012 NHL Entry Draft prospects Nail Yakupov and Mikhail Grigorenko. Tkachev will also be eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

– From Erie Otters news releases

 

 

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