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Aho Agrees to Entry-Level Deal

Defenseman was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 National Hockey League Draft

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The New York Islanders announced today defenseman Sebastian Aho has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level deal.

Aho, 21, posted career highs in goals (10), assists (20), points (30) and games played (50) with Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) last season. He added two assists in seven playoff games, helping Skellefteå win SHL silver medal honors.

A native of Umeå, Sweden, Aho scored a total of 60 points (15 goals, 45 assists) and a plus-8 rating in 152 career SHL games. He also played 49 career playoff games and helped Skellefteå win the SHL championship in 2013-14.   

The Islanders drafted the 5'10, 176-pound defenseman in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2017 National Hockey League Draft.

On the international stage, Aho represented Sweden at the 2015 Under-20 World Junior Championships, as well as the 2014 Under-18 World Junior Championships, in which he was named a top three player on the team.

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