The defending champions of Poland continue to gear up to repeat and compete in the Champions Hockey League (CHL). The newest move is someone who is actually a protege of one of GKS Katowice’s rivals in the CHL, as the club signed former Rögle BK winger Hampus Olsson. He is the fifth import forward the club has added this offseason.
As mentioned, Hampus Olsson developed in the Rögle BK junior system. In 2014, he got his only chance with the senior team in the HockeyAllsvenskan, playing in 13 games and recording one assist. He spent the following season in Canada’s top junior league, the Ontario Hockey League, with the North Bay Battalion. After one year in Canada, he returned to Sweden and started his professional career signing in the HockeyEttan, the third level of Swedish hockey. He played in the league with various teams from 2016 to 2021. In total, he recorded 141 points (56G-85A-141PTS) in 240 games. He moved back up to the HockeyAllsvenskan with HC Vita Hästen last season. In 50 games, he recorded five goals and six assists.
Olsson is the second Swede to join GKS Katowice this offseason after Christian Blomqvist joined earlier. Last year, the club had great success with Anthon Eriksson, who used his PHL season to get his first career deal in Sweden’s top league, the SHL.
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