The Victoria Royals announced they have signed 2021 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft pick, Sebastian Wraneschitz, to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.

Wraneschitz was a standout at this year’s World Junior Championship and made his first appearance for the Austrian Men’s National team against Belarus on April 16, 2021. The netminder, who measures 6’0” and 176 lbs, was selected 60th overall by the Royals in the CHL Import Draft earlier this month.

“We’re very excited to have signed Sebastian to the Royals organization this week”, General Manager and Head Coach Dan Price said. “He is an exceptionally competitive and athletic goalie, with a strong work ethic and a wealth of international experience.”

Originally from Vienna, Austria, Wraneschitz played at the top professional level in Austria for the Vienna Capitals in the ICE Hockey League (ICEHL) during the 2020-21 season.  Wraneschitz made his first professional start for the Capitals on January 10, 2021. Prior to that, he spent five seasons in the ICE Junior League and was also on loan to the Finnish and Swedish U20/J20 teams.