Bouramman, 19, played the past two seasons for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, putting up 100 points in 135 games after coming over from Sweden. Playing in the shadow of Darnell Nurse in his first season, Bouramman excelled in his second season, providing quick puck movement and strong possession play, despite the team’s step backwards in the standings.
While the Wild certainly don’t see him as a top contributor right away, there is some hope that Bouramman will be a diamond mined out of the late rounds of the draft after his strong transition to the North American ice. Though recent reports had him considering a professional contract in Sweden, his signing today would seem show that he has his eyes set on the NHL at some point down the road. Whether he plays in Sweden this year, or returns to the Greyhounds for one more season, he will probably see time in the AHL next spring (he turns 20 on January 24th, 2017).