The Erie Otters have agreed to terms on an OHL contract with goaltender Oscar Dansk, who will report to the Otters' training camp in the next few days.
Dansk is currently recovering from knee surgery that he suffered in Lake Placid, New York earlier this month as he represented Team Sweden at Team USA's National Junior Evaluation Camp and should be on the ice for the Otters in a couple of weeks.
Dansk was selected third overall by the Otters in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft and was also taken 31st overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round of this past June's NHL Entry Draft. The native of Stockholm, Sweden will be the first player from his country do don the Otters' jersey.
Last season for Brynas of the Swedish Jr. Elite League, the 18-year old played in 28 games and posted a 2.82 goals against average, with a .910 save percentage and two shutouts. He has been described as a potential franchise netminder, whose size and athleticism has been compared to former OHLer Jack Campbell.
This will be Dansk's second stint in North America. From 2007 to 2010, Dansk played for the Minnesota-based Shattuck-St.Mary's hockey program.
With Dansk and Devin Williams in goal for the 2012-13 campaign, the Otters look to improve in the goals- against department, in which they gave up a league-worst 338 goals from last season.