2016 Sweden World Junior Team Predicition

By Keven Dow
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May 7th, 2015
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 Safe to say the 2014 World Juniors did not go as planned for Sweden as they failed to receive a medal of any color. After back-to-back Silver medals in 2013 and 2014, Sweden looked prime to recaptured that Gold medal winning form of 2012. Instead, a loss to Russia in the Semifinals had them not competing in the Gold medal game for the first time since 2011. Luckily for Sweden, this year’s squad features one of the most experienced as well as one of the deepest teams in the field with upwards of 11 players returning from last year. One thing to watch out for that separates this team from any other is the incredible depth on defense, something that may really come in handy in the later rounds. Here is my 23-man roster prediction for Team Sweden at the 2016 World Juniors.

 

Goalies

Linus Soderstrom – Djurgarden (SuperElite), 6’4 194 lbs, 95th Overall Pick in 2014 Draft (New York Islanders)

Felix Sandstrom – Brynas (SuperElite), 6’2 192 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Adam Werner – Farjestad (SuperElite), 6’4 181 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Defense

Andreas Englund – Farjestad (SHL), 6’3 198 lbs, 40th Overall Pick in 2014 Draft (Ottawa)

Gustav Forsling – Linkoping (SHL), 6’0 181 lbs, 126th Overall Pick in 2014 Draft (Vancouver, traded to Chicago)

Sebastian Aho – Skelleftea (SHL), 5’10 174 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Marcus Pettersson – Skelleftea (SHL), 6’4 176 lbs, 38th Overall Pick in 2014 Draft (Anaheim)

Oliver Kylington – Farjestad (SHL), 6’0 181 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Jacob Larsson – Frolunda (SHL), 6’2 181 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Gabriel Carlsson – Linkoping (SuperElite), 6’4 183 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Forwards

William Nylander* – Toronto (AHL), 5’11 170 lbs, 8th Overall in 2014 Draft (Toronto)

Adrian Kempe – Modo (SHL), 6’2 187 lbs, 29th Overall in 2014 Draft (Los Angeles)

Anton Karlsson – Frolunda (SHL), 6’1 187 lbs, 87th Overall Pick in 2014 Draft (Arizona)

Christoffer Ehn – Frolunda (SuperElite), 6’3 187 lbs, 106th Overall Pick in 2014 Draft (Detroit)

Oskar Lindblom – Brynas (SHL), 6’1 192 lbs, 138th Overall Pick in 2014 Draft (Philadelphia)

Axel Holmstrom – Skelleftea (SHL), 6’1 198 lbs, 196th Overall Pick in 2014 Draft (Detroit)

Jens Looke – Brynas (SHL), 6’0 187 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Filip Ahl – HV71 (SHL), 6’4 214 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Joel Ek-Eriksson – Farjestad (SHL), 6’2 185 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Dmytro Timashov – Quebec (QMJHL), 5’10 187 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Robin Kovacs –  AIK (Allsvenskan), 6’0 168 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson – Omaha (USHL), 6’1 185 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

Rasmus Asplund – Farjestad (SHL), 5’11 176 lbs, 2016 Draft Eligible

Alternates

D – Rasmus Andersson – Barrie (OHL), 6’0 209 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

D – Jesper Lindgren – Modo (SuperElite), 6’0 161 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

F – Alexander Nylander – AIK (SuperElite), 5’10 157 lbs, 2016 Draft Eligible

F – Kevin Stenlund – HV71 (SHL), 6’3 205 lbs, 2015 Draft Eligible

* indicates potential NHLer next year

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