The West Nipissing Lynx are extremely proud to announce the signing of top Swede Oliver Johansson!
Oliver, a 1997 born forward from Karlstad, Sweden is 6'2" and 170 lbs. He spent last season with Hammaro HC J20 in the J20 Elite league where he notched 4 goals and 9 assists for a total of 13 points in 27 games. Oliver is not a newcomer to Canada as he spent the previous season with the Yarmouth Vikings in the CAHS system tallying a whopping 25 goals and 41 assists for 66 points in 22 games.
After returning to Sweden for his final year of high school, Oliver is excited to return across the pond to play his first season of Canadian Junior Hockey. Oliver will be wearing #34 in honour of his father Roger who spent countless seasons in the NHL and SHL and also represented his country at the international stage at various world championships and world cup events.
Oliver is an incredible young man both on and off the ice. His experience at high levels of youth hockey, along with his ongoing training with elite pro level players is also of great value as he hopes to take the next step in his career. Oliver is a great two way forward who understands the game extremely well. He can play in any situation and will be counted on to produce in key situations throughout the year. We believe Oliver can be extremely successful on our club as he will bring poise, experience, and leadership to our club every night.
We look forward to seeing #34 in action come September! Welcome to the Lynx family Oliver!