Swift Current, SK – The Swift Current Broncos announced today that 2002-born defenceman Kaspar Puutio has signed a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.
Puutio, from Vaasa, Finland, was the first overall pick in the 2019 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft on June 27.
The right-shooting defenceman had an eventful 2018-19 season as he helped the Kärpät U20 team claim the league championship of the Jr. A SM-liiga division, posting a goal and three assists in 31 games.
He also suited up for ten games with the U18 Jr. B SM-sarja team, scoring four goals and adding eight assists.
On the international stage, Puutio picked up four assists in six games at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Quispamsis and Saint John, New Brunswick, helping Finland to a silver medal.
Interviews with Broncos head coach and Director of Hockey Operations Dean Brockman on Puutio and an audio interview with Puutio can be seen by clicking on this sentence.
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