Golden Knights sign first-round pick Erik Brannstrom to entry-level deal

LAS VEGAS – The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with 15th overall pick Erik Brannstrom.

The 17-year-old defenceman from Eksjo, Sweden played for HV 71 in the Swedish Hockey League last season and won a championship with the club.

He contributed six points in 35 games for HV 71 in 2016-17. Brannstrom was also a member of Team Sweden at the 2016 World Under-18 Championship and won a silver medal.