Aug 25, 2011 - 13:00 EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO: London Knights General Manager Mark Hunter is pleased to announce that the team has signed 17 year old defenseman Olli Maatta and 17 year old forward Chase Hatcher to Ontario Hockey League contracts.


Finnish defenceman Olli Maatta was the 1st Overall Selection in the 2011 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.  Maatta played with Jyvaskayla during the 2010-2011 hockey season.  He was a member of Team Finland U18 Team at the 2011 World U18 Championships. Additionally, he was also a member of Team Finland at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo, New York.  Maatta stands 6.02 and weighs 198 lbs.


Chase Hatcher was selected by the London Knights in the 8th round (145th Overall) in the 2010 Ontario Hockey League Draft.  Chase stands 6.02 and weighs 185 lbs.  Chase recorded 10 goals and 12 assists last season with Team Comcast.


Both Chase and Olli will join the London Knights for training camp on August 30, 2011.