Axel Andersson is heading to the QMJHL

October 9, 2019 Cup of Chowder Staff

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More playing time, that's for sure.

The Bruins announced today that 19-year-old Swedish defenseman Axel Andersson is heading to the QMJHL this season.

Mark Divver had this news yesterday, but the B's confirmed it today.

Axel Andersson to Moncton only a matter of time, IMO. Believe that's been the plan all along. Playing go-to minutes against his peers should set up him up to hopefully play for Sweden at WJC

— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) October 7, 2019

He'll be playing for the Moncton Wildcats, who count Brad Marchand (2005-2006) as one of their alumni.

Andersson appeared in a few games for the B's in training camp this season, but with a logjam of defensemen in both Boston and Providence, there was no room in the inn.

This will be Andersson's first season in North America. Last year, he split time between Djurgardens' U20 team (2 games) and Sodertalje's men's team (41 games on loan).

Divver noted in another Tweet that Andersson may end up back in Providence for the AHL playoffs, provided the P-Bruins make it and Moncton's season is over.

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