(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Joel Eriksson Ek, Sweden

By Chapin Landvogt
Joel Eriksson Ek - Team Sweden - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Farjestad forward and 2015 prospect Joel Eriksson Ek posted four goals and six points in 36 SHL games in 2014-15 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

 

 

Team Sweden is averaging four goals per game at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, but they are also averaging four goals against after the four preliminary round games. After winning just one game in the opening round, Sweden will face Canada in a quarter-final match that will take place Thursday in Lucerne, Switzerland.

A player that has produced a quarter of Sweden’s goals at this tournament is forward Joel Eriksson Ek. The Farjestad product has scored four goals on 13 shots while adding an assist to tie for the team lead in scoring at the U18.

Eriksson Ek has been a riser for the 2015 NHL Draft, moving from the 22nd position among European skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings to fourth in the final rankings that were released earlier this month.

Hockey’s Future spoke with Eriksson Ek following Sweden’s win over Germany, a conversation featured in this HF video.

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