The imports have been drafted.
Now the Kitchener Rangers are working hard to get them to the Aud.
The Blueshirts picked German centre Cedric Schiemenz and Swedish forward Lias Andersson in yesterday's two-round online draft.
Schiemenz has committed to the University of Maine. Andersson plays top level junior hockey in Sweden and has a deal with HV71's top team.
That makes luring them to Kitchener tough. But not impossible.
Schiemenz, according to GM Murray Hiebert, seemed excited about the possibility. Andersson, a potential first round NHL pick in next year's draft, is more of a long shot.
It's shaping up to be a bit of a rebuilding year for the Rangers, as the team stands now. So a guy like Andersson might be more inclined to join a more veteran 2018 club, especially after he's drafted into the NHL.
That said, the Rangers have several American prospects out there and if some come north they would drastically change the team's makeup.
Kitchener should also be busy this summer on the trade front with an abundance of overage players. And there is a good market for OAs as London flipped one for a conditional second round pick today.