Petes Select Liam Kirk in First Round of CHL Import Draft
With the 8th overall pick in the 2018 CHL Import Draft on Thursday, the Peterborough Petes selected left winger Liam Kirk from Great Britain.
The 6’1”, 160lbs 2000-born left winger played for the Sheffield Steelers in the EIHL in 2017-18. In 52 games, Kirk recorded 9 goals, 7 assists, and 16 points – the third-highest point total ever in the EIHL by an under-19 player.
Kirk made history last week at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft when he was selected by the Arizona Coyotes, becoming the first player born and trained in England to be drafted.
Internationally, Kirk played for Great Britain at the 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship Division II Group A, in the 2017 World Junior Championship Division I Group B, won gold at the 2018 World Under-18 Division II Group A, and won bronze at the World Junior Championship Division II Group A. He also won gold as the second-youngest player on Great Britain’s men’s national team at the 2018 IIHF World Championship Division I Group A in April.
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