Blackhawks’ prospect Lucas Carlsson makes Team Sweden’s World Juniors roster
Chicago prospect John Dahlström was among the final three cuts.
Chicago Blackhawks prospect Lucas Carlsson was named to Team Sweden’s World Junior Championship roster while fellow prospect John Dahlström was among the final cuts, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced Sunday.
Carlsson has a goal and four assists for Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League in 19 games this season. The 6-foot, 190-pound defenseman has never played in the World Juniors tournament. The Hawks drafted the left-handed blue liner with the No. 110 overall pick in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Dahlström is in his first season playing North American hockey after being drafted in the second round by Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. The 6-foot, 196-pound left winger found his game in October, netting a hat trick and an assist in his ninth game which started an 11-game point streak. He has 16 goals and 33 points in 32 games for the Tigers.
Carlsson will be joined by two other Hawks prospects at the tournament. Radovan Bondra (Slovakia) and Mathias From (Denmark) will both play in the tournament for a second straight year.
Bondra, who turns 20 on Jan. 27, was named to Slovakia’s roster. The 6-foot-5, 216-pound winger has 18 goals and 11 assists with Vancouver in the Western Hockey League this season. He scored a goal in five games at last year’s tournament.
From, who just turned 19 on Dec. 16, will play for Denmark. The 6-1, 187-pound winger has two goals and one assist in 26 games with Rögle BK in the SHL. In last year’s tournament, he tallied a goal and an assist in four games.
Hawks prospects Alex DeBrincat and Chad Krys were named to the United States’ preliminary roster, but did not make the final 23-man roster.
The tournament runs Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Montreal and Toronto.
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