Two more NHLers for Tre Kronor
by Martin Merk|19 MAY 2022
Swedish defender Marcus Pettersson will play his second IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
The Swedish Ice Hockey Association has announced two more NHL players, Marcus Pettersson and Linus Ullmark, who will join the men’s national team in Tampere at the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

Pittsburgh Penguins defender Marcus Pettersson will join the team after concluding his fifth NHL season. The 26-year-old, who spent his entire career with his hometown club Skelleftea AIK before moving to the NHL in 2017, registered 2 goals, 17 assists and a +8 rating in 72 games this season with the Pens. It will be his second Worlds after 2019.

Boston Bruins goalkeeper Linus Ullmark, 28, finished his seventh season and his first with Boston after six years in Buffalo. It was a breakthrough season for him with a 50-50 split in games in the Bruins net with Jeremy Swayman, who also arrived in Tampere to join Team USA. Ullmark had a 26-10-2 record and posted a 91.7 save percentage and a 2.45 GAA in 41 games. The native of Lugnvik has never played in an IIHF tournament but was part of the roster at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

Ullmark’s arrival also means that Oskar Dansk, who has been practising as third goalkeeper with the team without being registered to the tournament roster, will leave the team.

Once the two new arrivals will be officially added, Sweden will have three goalkeepers, eight defenders and 13 forward registered on the tournament roster with one open position for another skater for which the team is in contact with Toronto’s William Nylander.