Early Look World Juniors, Team Sweden

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. If you missed any of my previous articles you can find a complete listing of them here. With the CHL seasons now well over a month old, I thought now would be a good time to look at the potential line-ups for the World Junior Championships. Last […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #62: Calle Andersson

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Selected 119th Overall by the New York Rangers. Calle Andersson is a member of Farjestad’s Under 20 team in the Swedish Junior League.  Andersson joins Hampus Lindholm and Ludvig Bystrom as an impressive bunch of Swedish defenceman available for this June’s draft.  Andersson represented his country internationally last summer at annual Ivan Hlinka tournament and […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #26: Henrik Samuelsson

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Drafted 27th Overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. Henrik Samuelsson comes from great bloodlines, he is the son of long time NHLer, and former Stanley Cup Champion Ulf Samuelsson.  His brother Philip was a 2009 2nd round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins and recently won the NCAA Championship with Boston College.  Henrik Samuelsson joins Edmonton Oil […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #23: Hampus Lindholm

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Drafted #6 Overall by Anaheim Ducks Our #23 ranked prospect, Hampus Lindholm continues our draft run on Swedes and on offensively talented defencemen.  He follows immediately after Ludvig Bystrom, and in truth there isn’t much to seperate the two.  Lindholm was also an important part of Sweden’s entries in the 2011 Ivan Hlinka, the 2012 […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #22: Ludvig Bystrom

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Drafted 43rd Overall by the Dallas Stars. Ludvig Bystrom (Byström) is yet another example of the improvement of Swedish Hockey in recent years.  After nearly a decade of poor international results among their junior teams, the Swedish Hockey program has really turned it around, culminating in a gold medal at the World Junior Championships.  Bystrom […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #20: Pontus Aberg

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Drafted 37th Overall by the Nashville Predators.   Pontus Aberg (Åberg) is the third of the trio of Swedish “berg’s” we have ranked in the first round.  He follows the previously profiled Filip Forsberg and Sebastian Collberg.  Aberg is a left winger who has spent the majority of this season playing for Djurgardens in the […] READ MORE