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Defenseman Christian Djoos, drafted by the Capitals in the seventh round of the 2012 draft, is set to join the Hershey Bears. Djoos’ SHL season ended as Brynas was swept by regular-season champs Skelleftea.
According to Swedish newspaper Arbetarbladet, Djoos, who on loan from Washington after signing an ELC last spring, is leaving Sweden to continue his career overseas. He finished the season with five goals and 17 points in 50 regular-season games, good for 17th among SHL defensemen and sixth for blueliners under 24 years. He also had a goal and an assist in seven games of the postseason (including three games of the wild card round).
Djoos is an offensive-minded defenseman who makes good decisions and can pass the puck. The major knock on his game is his size. You can read RMNB’s full scouting report on Djoos here.
The Bears, who currently sit second in the AHL’s Eastern conference, carry seven healthy defensemen on the roster at this point.
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