Oilers sign Motin to entry level contract
6'1" Swedish defenceman joins club on three-year entry level contract
|Johan Motin carries the puck away from Patrick Kane during an exhibition game between Team Sweden and Team USA on August 8, 2007 at the 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)|
The 6’1”, 202 pound native of Karlskoga, Sweden was the Oilers second choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He joins the Oilers after playing the last three seasons in Sweden with Farjestads of the Swedish Elitserien.
Motin scored three assists with 28 penalty minutes and was +4 in 52 games this past season to help Farjestads finish first in the Elitserien with a 30-17-8 record. The 19-year-old defenceman then added one assist and six penalty minutes in 13 playoff games as Farjestads captured the Elitserien championship, defeating HV 71 four games to one in the league final.
In three seasons with Farjestads, Motin has scored nine assists in 102 games. He made his Elitserien debut as a 17-year-old in 2006-07, scoring four assists in 22 games. He split the 2007-08 season with Farjestads and Bofors IK of the Swedish Allsvenskan.
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