Royals’ Marcus Almquist Signs with the Rødovre Mighty Bulls of Metal Ligaen
Almquist was the 27th overall pick in the 2020 CHL Import Draft
Victoria Royals forward Marcus Almquist has agreed to a professional contract with the Rødovre Mighty Bulls of Metal Ligaen.
The 19-year-old hails from Rødovre, Denmark, and will begin playing for his hometown team at the beginning of the 2023-24 season. Almquist has previously played 19 games for the Rødovre Mighty Bulls while he was on loan to the team during the 2020-21 season, during which time he amassed 5 goals and 6 points.
Almquist was originally drafted by the Royals with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 CHL Import Draft. The forward would go on to record 33 points on 19 goals and 14 assists in 82 games over the course of two seasons with the Royals.
About the Victoria Royals
The Victoria Royals are a Canadian major junior ice hockey club in the Western Hockey League (WHL) owned and operated by GSL Group. The Royals play all their home games at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre and have entered their 12th season of their existence.
About Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (SOFMC) is designed, constructed, developed and operated by GSL Group. SOFMC is Victoria’s premier entertainment facility and the largest arena in British Columbia outside Vancouver. The state-of-the-art 7,000 seat facility is home to the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League and regularly hosts large-scale concerts and other special events such as figure skating, curling, plays, trade shows and conferences. SOFMC also features a fine dining Lion’s Den Restaurant, as well as retail and meeting space.