A new member was voted to the Champions Hockey League Board on Monday, and it's Jorgen Lindgren, general manager of the Swedish Hockey League. Swedish clubs are well known for their development of young talent, and Lindgren believes this inter-league play that the CHL offers is to the benefit of European hockey at large.
Last year, 28 players from CHL clubs were taken in the NHL Entry Draft. This season, the list of top-ranked Europeans is dominated by CHL players. Most of them are Swedish and Finnish, but there are also several other players of interest.