Friday, April 21, 2017

{allcanada} Canucks sign prospect Jonathan Dahlen to entry-level deal


The Vancouver Canucks made a move toward the future on Friday, signing promising Swedish prospect Jonathan Dahlen to a three-year entry-level contract.

"Jonathan is a very skilled player with good hands and goal scoring abilities," Canucks General Manager Jim Benning said in the team's press release. "He had a terrific year playing in Sweden and we're excited to see him at training camp as he continues to grow and develop into an NHL player."

It's been a good hockey season for the 19-year-old, who registered 25 goals and 19 assists with Timra IK to earn the "Golden Cage" as HockeyAllsvenskan's best junior player. He also represented Sweden on the international stage, earning six points in seven games at the 2017 world juniors including a hat trick in round-robin play.

Dahlen is known among scouting circles as a shifty, high-skill forward with a knack for scoring.

The Canucks acquired Dahlen back in February in the trade that saw Alex Burrows sent to the Ottawa Senators.

The forward was drafted by Ottawa in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2016 draft.

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