2015-16 SHL Preview, Pt. 2: Linkoping the best of the middle of the pack

by Chapin Landvogt
Adam Ollas Mattsson and Andreas Englund - Djurgarden Stockholm - Champions Hockey League

Photo: Calgary Flames prospect Adam Ollas Mattsson (L) and Ottawa Senators prospect Andreas Englund (R) will be a part of a Djurgarden defense that includes many players with NHL potential (courtesy of Djurgarden Stockholm/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)

In part one of this 2015-16 Swedish Hockey League (SHL) preview, Hockey’s Future looked at the teams ranked 11 thru 14. In part two of this preview, we will now take a look at the teams in the middle of the rankings, in slots 6 thru 10. Part three will look at the top five teams in the SHL. Read more»

2015-16 SHL Preview, Pt. 1: Talented youngsters should help Brynas be the best among lower teams

by Chapin Landvogt
Christopher Liljewall - Rogle BK

Photo: Rogle BK forward Christopher Liljewall will captain his team in the 2015-16 SHL season after turning in his best offensive season in 2014-15 (courtesy of City-Press via Getty Images)

As in years past, this fall will see pro hockey in Sweden at the SHL and Allsvenskan level kick off with a virtual army of NHL-drafted players. Many of these young men will be taking their first steps at the pro level and, as has been proven time and time again, the world of professional hockey in Sweden has often served as the ideal step towards a long-term NHL career. Read more»

2015 Prospect Tournaments: Rangers’ Andersson set to run with the WolfPack this season

by Sean Shapiro
Calle Andersson - EV Zug - Champions Hockey League

Photo: New York Rangers defensive prospect Calle Andersson split his time between EV Zug and HC Lugano in the Swiss National League A last season, totaling six goals and 20 points in 48 games (courtesy of Hannu Rissanen/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)

Calle Andersson knows there are going to be ups and downs this season.

The New York Rangers prospect is making the move from Europe and it’s larger expansive ice surface, to North America where he’s expected to play with the Hartford WolfPack in the American Hockey League. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Alexander Nylander, Sweden

by Chapin Landvogt
Alexander Nylander - Team Sweden - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team Sweden forward Alexander Nylander competed for AIK in the 2014-15, but could move to North America for the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Sweden forward Alexander Nylander came into the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament as a player that was expected to create some offense for his team at this event. While Nylander was relatively quiet in the preliminary round of the tournament, he was the offensive catalyst in Sweden’s semifinal win over Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Filip Gustavsson, Sweden

by Chapin Landvogt
Filip Gustavsson - Team Sweden - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Lulea goaltender Filip Gustavsson has prior international experience with Team Sweden, including last year’s World U-17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

While William Fallstrom may have been the scoring hero for Team Sweden in their semifinal win over Finland at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, the player that held things together for the Swedes for much of the game was goaltender Filip Gustavsson. Read more»

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