Rockets hoping to find another impact player in 2020 CHL Import Draft

Ross Houston
July 2, 2020

Unfortunately, Thomson went back to play in Finland prior to last season after being picked in the first round of the National Hockey League entry draft by the Ottawa Senators.

At the end of the day, the Cougars are hopeful they can add a player who can jump into their line-up and make an immediate impact despite the difficulties of preparing for the draft this year.

Koffer was selected out of the Czech Republic 10th overall from the 2019 CHL Import Draft.


"Jonni is a solid all-around player with great size already", said Cougars' General Manager & Head Coach Mark Lamb.

Svozil also appeared as an underage player at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, recording no points in four games with the Czech under-18 team.

He ended the season ranked 42 among European skaters by NHL's Central Scouting Service for the 2020 NHL Draft. "I don't think there's a guarantee with anyone in this climate".


Pavel Novak is expected to be a mid-round pick in this year's National Hockey League entry draft.

This is the second time in history Prince George has taken a Fin at the Import Draft. "He's an elite player and all of the people we spoke to back in Oulu and through Karpat speak highly of his character". "We were going to have that same competition no matter where we made a selection, it's the same up front". We're not going over here to get a kid to come and draft a kid and have them commit to you when they could be playing over there. "We didn't want to bring in a guy who would muddy the water and is just like the guys we have".

There is the possibility that Knazko stays in Europe which would leave Seattle with one import in defenseman Simon Kubicek.


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