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Spokane Chiefs sign first-round draft selection Graham Sward

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Graham Sward, the 17th overall selection in this year’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, signed a standard player agreement with the Spokane Chiefs, the team announced Thursday.

Sward, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound defenseman from Abbotsford, British Columbia, totaled two goals and 16 assists in 26 games last season with the Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep.

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