STOCKHOLM – Carolina Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm has received green light from his NHL team to join Sweden at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Lindholm is expected to join the Swedish U20 national team on 22nd December.
The 19-year-old helped Sweden win silver medals at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship and at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.
Drafted fifth overall by the Hurricanes last summer, Lindholm transferred from Brynäs Gävle to the Hurricanes organization this year. In 21 NHL games he scored three goals and had four assists. In November he also played six games (1+2=3 points) for the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers.
Swedish U20 national team
Oscar Dansk, Erie Otters (OHL)
Marcus Högberg, Linköpings HC
Jonas Johansson, Brynäs Gävle
Linus Arnesson, Djurgården Stockholm
Lukas Bengtsson, Mora IK
Ludwig Byström, Färjestads Karlstad
Christian Djoos, Brynäs Gävle
Robert Hägg, MODO Örnsköldsvik
Arvid Lundberg, Skellefteå AIK
Robin Norell, Djurgården Stockholm
Gustav Olofsson, Colorado College (NCAA)
Jesper Pettersson, Linköpings HC
André Burakowsky, Erie Otters (OHL)
Sebastian Collberg, Frölunda Gothenburg
Jacob de la Rose, Leksands IF
Andreas Johnson, Frölunda Gothenburg
Edwin Hedberg, MODO Örnsköldsvik
Anton Karlsson, Frölunda Gothenburg
Erik Karlsson, Frölunda Gothenburg
Elias Lindholm, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Ludvig Nilsson, Timrå IK
Gustav Possler, MODO Örnsköldsvik
Filip Sandberg, HV71 Jönköping
Nick Sörensen, Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
Oskar Sundqvist, Skellefteå AIK
Lucas Wallmark, Luleå HF
Alexander Wennberg, Frölunda Gothenburg