With the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 CHL Import Draft, Sarnia Sting General Manager, Nick Sinclair selected Swedish centreman, Hugo Leufvenius.
The 6’3”, 218 lb forward spend the 2016-17 campaign with Linköping HC J20 of the Swedish SuperElit league. In 42 contests, Leufvenius posted 6 goals and 13 assists for a total of 19 points.
The Stockholm-native is the third Swedish-born player to be selected by the Sting in the CHL Import draft. Most recently, the Sting selected Ludvig Rensfeldt in 2011 with the 49th overall pick, and Ted Brithen in 2009 with the 75th overall pick.
With Flames’ draft pick, Adam Ruzicka expected to return for the 2017-18 campaign, the Sting have forgone their second round pick in the draft (82nd overall).