Sweden Announces World Junior Roster

Sweden announced their roster for the 2015 World Junior Championships on Monday. One Blackhawks prospect made the list, but a few others were surprisingly absent.

Robin Norell

Defenseman Robin Norell made the list, but Carl Dahlström and Robin Press and forward Frederik Olofsson weren’t named. Here’s the complete roster:

Forwards:
Jacob de la Rose (Canadiens)
Anton Blidh (Bruins)
Victor Olofsson (Sabres)
Rasmus Asplund (2016 eligible)
André Burakovsky (Capitals)
Adam Brodecki (undrafted)
William Nylander (Maple Leafs)
Oskar Lindblom (Flyers)
Lucas Wallmark (Hurricanes)
Jens Lööke (2015 eligible)
Axel Holmström (Red Wings)
Christoffer Ehn (Red Wings)
Anton Karlsson (Coyotes)
Leon Bristedt (undrafted)
Adrian Kempe (Kings)

Defenseman:
Sebastian Aho (2015 eligible)
William Lagesson (Oilers)
Oliver Kylington (2015 eligible)
Robin Norell (Blackhawks)
Andreas Englund (Senators)
Julius Bergman (Sharks)
Gustav Forsling (Canucks)
Robert Hägg (Flyers)

Goaltenders:
Samuel Ward (undrafted)
Linus Söderström (Islanders)
Jonas Johansson (Sabres)

3 thoughts on “Sweden Announces World Junior Roster

  1. Scott Powers ?@ESPNChiPowers 6 minutes ago

    Blackhawks assign Jeremy Morin to Rockford for a conditioning assignment.

  2. Norell played well on the Jr team last year so no surprise he got invited.

    Carl Dahlstrom isn’t playing very well and he’s not even in the top league in Sweden.

    Robin Press is in the top-10 in scoring but I don’t know if he’s any good on defense.

    Olafsson is playing over here and I gotta think the Swedish decision makers would take guys playing at home all things being equal – and they have a bunch of talented forwards that Olafsson may not be in the same league with – literally and figuratively.

  3. LOTs of guessing:
    1. Dahlström Playstation SHL, top League. Played every game when benen Wellness
    2. Press is 94 born
    3. Sweden is not Canada, they pick whoever is best, Olafsson has nerver benen close to make the team. 4-5 other overseas players made the camprooster

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