The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce the signing of Filip Ahl to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
Ahl was the 31st pick overall, by the Pats, in the June CHL Import Draft.
“We are happy to get Filip signed,” said Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock. “He has good size and ability. We believe he’s going to be a strong player for us.”
The 6’4”, 214 pounder hails from Jonkoping, Sweden. He was a fourth round pick (109th overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In 18 games with HV71 Jonkoping of the Swedish SuperElit league, Ahl posted 31 points (18G, 13A) through the 2015-16 season. Over his SuperElit junior career, he totaled 93 points (49G, 44A) in 77 games played.
Internationally, Filip Ahl has been a fixture in Sweden’s national program wearing his country’s colours playing for the U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 programs. He also has experience in the professional ranks. In 2015-16, he played 33 games spread between HV71 Jonkoping, Asploven HC, HC Dalen and IF Sundsvall Hockey while registering seven points (5G, 2A). In the 2013-14 season, Ahl became the youngest player ever to appear with HV 71, as a 16 year old, and the ninth youngest in Swedish Hockey League History.