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.
The 17-year-old played 13 games with Karlovy Vary in the top-flight Extraliga in 2019-20 putting up a 4.39 goals-against-average and a.884 save percentage.
Koffer was selected out of the Czech Republic 10th overall from the 2019 CHL Import Draft.
"It's been really hard because nobody really knows what's going to happen", shared Cougars Head Coach and General Manager Mark Lamb. He also played six playoff games, collected three points and 29 penalty minutes.
Persson will be turning 19 in November, and is the 44th ranked European skater going into the 2020 National Hockey League draft. He's someone who I think is poised for a breakout season.
The draft will take place today beginning at 11 a.m. Gushchin went back into this year's talent pool and was selected fourth overall by the OHL's Niagara IceDogs. "We talk about our staff and the program we have here, about Cory (Stillman) as a coach, and just make sure they understand, as an option, what we are and what we represent, and ultimately, it's going to be up to the player and his agent and his family to determine what's best for them".
"He's a defenceman [in the mould] of how we want to play the game".
With the way the Thunderbirds roster is set up, there are not a lot of roster spots available and La Forge added that they would be comfortable going into the season with an open import slot. We were allowed to select one, so we do have two imports who are both defensemen.