Following a strong run in the SHL playoffs, Washington Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjällby has received an invitation to play for Tre Kronor, the Swedish national team.
The 20-year-old Stockholm native is set to appear in his first senior game for his country, as head coach Rikard Grönborg prepares his squad for the World Championships in Copenhagen in May. Jonsson-Fjällby has been selected to play in the Carlson Hockey Games, a tournament held in Russia and the Czech Republic. The tournament will take place April 19-22.
Jonsson-Fjällby was selected to play for Tre Kronor alongside teammate Jesper Petterson of Djurgården. Due to Djurgården’s long run in the SHL playoffs, Jonsson-Fjällby and Petterson will not play the first game in Russia, but will join the team in the Czech Republic. There is also a chance that Axel Jonsson Fjällby will get additional chances to represent his country in the upcoming Sweden Hockey Games later this month.
Jonsson-Fjällby first came to prominence during this year’s Junior World Championships, where he scored two goals, and added two assists, in seven games. Team Sweden eventually lost in the gold medal game to Team Canada.
In 42 SHL games the speedy winger scored 16 points, seven goals and nine assists. During the playoffs, where Djurgården was knocked out in Game 6 of the semi finals, Jonsson-Fjällby added another six goals and two assists in 11 games, including five goals in five games during the quarter finals versus Linköping.
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