Vancouver Canucks top prospects of week: Pettersson, Lind and Dahlen

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MONTREAL, QC – DECEMBER 29: Jonathan Dahlen /

No. 3: LW Jonathan Dahlen (Timra, Allsven.)

Jonathan Dahlen continued his hot start to his 2017-18 season, scoring once (on a penalty shot) and adding two assists in the single game he played this past week. Three points meant that he contributed to all three goals that his team scored.

It also meant that Dahlen was up to seven points in five games, now just two points off the team lead despite playing only five of twelve games. In fact, Dahlen now leads the entire Allsvenskan, the second-best league in Sweden, in points per game (1.40).

To put that into perspective, in the 35 seasons of Allsvenskan hockey, only six players under 24 have been able to score at better than 1.40 points-per-game in a single season. It has not happened since 2009.

The league-leading Timra IK play against Troja/Ljungby today, the worst team in the league. Expect Dahlen to have himself another stellar performance

Dahlen leaving Timra? Rumours

In the Canucks Twittersphere, there were rumours that Dahlen could be leaving the Allsvenskan to play in the Swiss National League. That is not true, according to this report. Instead, Dahlen is most likely to sign with the SHL’s Brynas IF.