Vancouver Canucks 2017-18 prospects watch Week 2: Canada’s Finest

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 15: Jakob Stukel
CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 15: Jakob Stukel /
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MONTREAL, QC – DECEMBER 29: Jonathan Dahlen /

Swedish Hockey League & Allsvenskan

After going goal-less in his first seven games, Elias Pettersson finally picked up his first SHL goal and now has eight points in ten games. His Vaxjo Lakers suffered a rare loss in their last game, being shut out 2-0.

Defenseman Kristoffer Gunnarsson had another physically solid week with seven hits in four games. For the fifth-round pick branded as a physical stay-at-home blueliner, this is a decent stat line in many ways.

Forward Rodrigo Abols had a very short week, with just two games. One of those games saw him only play three minutes, similar to a game the week before that saw him log just five minutes.

In the Allsvenskan, the Swedish AHL-equivalent, Jonathan Dahlen and the Timra IK are dominating. They are at the top of the league, thanks to Dahlen and his four points in four games. He is playing on their top line, averaging 17:32 TOI so far, which is third among Timra forwards.

This season in Allsvenskan, only six forwards are averaging above Dahlen’s point-per-game pace, four others matching it. Aside from Lucas Elvenes, the 18-year-old forward drafted this year in the fifth round by the Vegas Golden Knights, all the other forwards scoring at a faster pace than Dahlen are 24 years or older.

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