Isles Notes: Shawinigan, Persson

I’ll start this post by saying congratulations to the Shawinigan Cataractes on winning the Memorial Cup on Sunday night against the London Knights in OT. Kirill Kabanov, an Isles prospect, is on the Cataractes’ roster; he posted five points (1 G, 5 A) in six games.

In actual Isles news, John Persson has agreed to terms on an entry-level contract with the squad. The Swedish winger was drafted by the Isles 125th overall in 2011, and has posted 130 points in 200 games over three seasons with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL (63 G, 67 A). He also debuted with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season and posted eight points (4 G, 4 A) in 12 regular-season games (no points in two playoff games). Persson has also played on the international stage for his native Sweden. At 6’2, 212 pounds, Persson is a sizable forward and (according to is willing to do the dirty work in order to score. (Fun fact: He has three brothers, all with “J” names — Jonathan, Johnas and Johan — who play in Sweden.)

You can read more about Persson here, and the Cataractes and Kabanov here. (Lighthouse Hockey)


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