Medicine Hat, Alta. – The Medicine Hat Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of 2019 first round CHL Import draft pick Jonathan Brinkman Andersen to a WHL standard player agreement.
“Jonathan is a creative forward with strong puck skills,” said Director of Player Personnel Bobby Fox. “He will bring good energy, quickness and smarts to the lineup”
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound forward from Aalborg, Denmark played for the Aalborg Pirates in the Metal Ligaen, the premier league in Danish ice hockey. He picked up 6 points (1G-5A) in 32 games played.
During the 2018-19 season, Brinkman also won a bronze medal with Denmark at the 2019 IIHF World U18 Championship Division 1A tournament. He was also named a Top 3 player on for Denmark team at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
“We are excited to welcome Jonathan to the Tigers,” said General Manager and Head Coach Willie Desjardins. “We have watched video of him and he has great offensive awareness. We look forward to helping him grow.”