Height 1.77 m
SHL team Skelleftea AIK
Weight 79 kg
|Name Sebastian (ice|
Role Ice hockey player
|Born February 17, 1996 (age 19)
Umea, Sweden (1996-02-17) |
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Sebastian Aho (born 17 February 1996) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing under contract as a prospect of the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League (NHL). Aho was drafted by the Islanders, 139th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Aho played as a youth with Björklöven IF before moving the fellow Swedish club, Skellefteå AIK. Aho made his Elitserien debut on the blueline in 1 game with Skellefteå AIK during the 2012–13 season. He was signed to a new four-year contract with the club on 28 May 2013.
After helping Skellefteå AIK claim a second straight championship, Aho was rated amongst the top 10 European skaters for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Despite this, Aho was passed over due to his diminutive size and returned to continue with Skellefteå AIK. After his first full SHL season in 2014–15, helping the club return to the finals for the third-consecutive season with 9 points in 41 games, Aho was again rated amongst the top 15 skaters for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Aho was eventually drafted in his fourth eligible draft as an overage prospect by the New York Islanders in the fifth round, 139th overall, of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on June 24, 2017. He agreed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders on July 5, 2017.