Vancouver Canucks 2017-18 prospects watch Week 1: A Dominant Start

WINDSOR, ON - OCTOBER 05: Forward Hayden Fowler
WINDSOR, ON - OCTOBER 05: Forward Hayden Fowler /
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DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 02: Elias Pettersson /

Swedish Hockey League & Allsvenskan

With the news that Jonathan Dahlen will play for the Timra IK of the Allsvenskan, the Canucks have four players playing in Sweden. The deal for Dahlen to play in the Allsvenskan, the minor league to the Swedish Hockey League, includes an out-clause that allows him to sign with an SHL team this calendar year.

The rumoured leaders to land Dahlen are the Brynas IF and the Vaxjo Lakers, which is Elias Pettersson’s team. For now, Dahlen will play with his old team and look to regain strength and conditioning after battling mono during preseason here.

Dahlen had his season debut today and was impressive. His shift leading up to the assist can be found here. He ended the night with five shots.

Aside from these regular season stats, these Swedish players participated in an international hockey club competition called the Champions Hockey League. Pettersson and Gunnarsson are advancing to the Round of 16.

In CHL action, Pettersson had two goals and five points in five games. He was a +2 and had 11 shots while averaging 12:34 TOI. Kristoffer Gunnarsson played five games without any production. He did have nine blocked shots and was a +3, however.

Pettersson picked up two primary assists today and a secondary assist, all on the man advantage. Here’s a look at the second one.

Player GP Goals Assists Points ± PIM Shots Hits Misc.
 RW Elias Pettersson  7  0  6  6  2  0  12  2
 D K. Gunnarsson  6  0  0 0 -3  4  2  3
 C Rodrigo Abols  7  0  0  0  0  4  5  7
 LW Jonathan Dahlen  1  0  1  1  1  0  5  –