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December 20, 2010
World Junior Hockey Championship
by Corey Pronman
Team Sweden has announced 25 names for its potential 22-man roster for the World Junior Hockey Championship (WJHC) tournament. Overall, this team lacks the firepower were used to seeing from Sweden, with names like Magnus Paajarvi, Mattias Tedenby and Marcus Johansson having gone pro in North America. While I dont have notes on every prospect, I was able to cover a fair portion of the most notable players.
Forwards Player NHL Team Drafted Patrick Cehlin Nashville 5th round, 126th overall in 2010 Jesper Fasth NY Rangers 6th round, 157th overall in 2010 Max Friberg N/A 2011 eligible Calle Jarnkrok Detroit 2nd round, 51st overall in 2010 Carl Klingberg Atlanta 2nd round, 34th overall in 2009 Anton Lander Edmonton 2nd round, 40th overall in 2009 Gabriel Landeskog N/A 2011 eligible Johan Larsson Minnesota 2nd round, 56th overall in 2010 Oscar Lindberg Phoenix 2nd round, 57th overall in 2010 Rickard Rakell N/A Eligible in 2011 Johan Sundstrom N/A Eligible in 2011 Jesper Thornberg N/A Eligible in 2011 Sebastian Wannstrom St. Louis 2nd round, 44th overall in 2010
Cehlin is an above average skater and puckhandler who will likely be a good secondary scorer for Sweden. Hes one of those players who is skilled, but may not be skilled enough to end up in the NHL due to a below-fringe physical game. I have heard varying opinions on his hockey sense, some describing it as a work in progress, while others complement it.
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