Oilers’ top pick Philip Broberg will remain in Swedish league next season

Edmonton Oilers select Philip Broberg during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Edmonton Oilers prospect Philip Broberg will continue playing in the Swedish Hockey League next season, as opposed to coming over to North America.

Broberg, the eighth-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, will return to the SHL’s Skellefteå AIK, Oilers general manager Ken Holland said on Monday.

The 18-year-old is a left-shot defenceman who helped Sweden capture bronze at this past year’s IIHF World Junior Championship.

Last season, he posted one goal and eight points in 45 games with Skellefteå AIK.

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