2008-09: Calle Jarnkrok spent most of this season with Brynas' J20 squad. In 41 games for the SuperElit club, Jarnkrok scored 8 goals and picked up 18 assists for 26 points. He also picked up 37 penalty minutes in those games. In 7 playoff games for Brynas, Jarnkrok scored 4 goals and added 3 assists for 7 points. Jarnkrok was a part of Sweden's 2009 U-18 World Junior Championship team. He scored 2 goals and added 7 assists for 9 points in 6 tournament games.
2009-10: Split time between the Brynas J20 and Elitserian clubs. In 19 games at the J20 level, Jarnkrok scored 11 goals and added 20 assists for 31 points. He picked up 1 more assist in 2 playoff games for this squad. At the Elitserian level, Jarnkrok scored 4 goals and added 6 assists for 10 points in 33 games. In 5 playoff games, Jarnkrok picked up 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points.
2010-11: Jarnkrok spent the entire season on Elitserien’s Brynas team, posting 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points in 49 games. He also went on to score 3 goals in 3 post-season games before going down with a shoulder injury. Had an impressive campaign for Sweden at the WJC, where he posted 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points over 6 games.
2011-12: Jarnkrok was the second-leading scorer for Brynas in Sweden's Elitserien as a 20-year-old and was played for Sweden in the 2012 IIHF World Championship. He scored 16 goals with 23 assists and was minus-three with 22 penalty minutes in 51 games; averaging almost 16 minutes of ice time per game. Brynas, after finishing fourth in the regular season, captured the Elitserien playoff championship. Jarnkrok scored 4 goals with 12 assists and was plus-12 with 12 penalty minutes in 16 playoff games. In eight games at the World Championships he had 1 assist and was an even plus/minus as Sweden finish sixth.
Jarnkrok’s most obvious positive is his very good puck control, as he shows an ability to hang on for extended periods of time. He projects as a playmaker, as he is more apt to setting up plays than finishing them. Jarnkrok also boasts high-end skating ability and he possesses a great deal of hockey sense.
Projects as a top six forward, and could one day play on the top line at the NHL level. Jarnkrok will spend one final season in the Elitserien in 2012-13 before coming to North America, and possibly straight to Detroit, in 2013-14.