Blades Sign Swedish D-man Emil Malysjev
Saskatoon, SK – The Saskatoon Blades have signed 2001 born defenceman, Emil Malysjev. The dual citizen of Sweden and Russia was selected 18th overall by Saskatoon in the 2018 CHL import draft.
Malysjev spent last season with HV71 in Sweden’s top junior league as a 16-year-old. Standing at 6’3″ and 190lbs, Malysjev appeared in 29 games for HV71 last season, registering 4 assists along the way. He also played 15 games with HV71’s J18 squad, scoring twice and adding 5 assists.
Emil is expected to arrive in Saskatoon late Tuesday and could see game action as early as this weekend when the Blades travel to Regina to take on Moose Jaw and Swift Current in pre-season competition on Friday and Saturday.