2014 WJC Video: Elias Lindholm, Sweden

By Chapin Landvogt

Elias Lindholm - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: In 2013-14, Carolina Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm has spent time with the big club as well as the Hurricanes AHL farm team, the Charlotte Checkers (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

The 2014 edition of Sweden's World Junior Championship team sports an impressive amount of talent, although perhaps not quite on a par with the team that won the WJC in Calgary two years ago. But this year's team is meeting expectations so far as they have crafted a perfect record through three tournament games.

One of the top Swedish names to take part in this year's tournament is Elias Lindholm, a forward who has split time between the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and their AHL farm team in Charlotte. Lindholm has stepped right into the pro game after having been drafted fifth overall by the Hurricanes at the 2013 NHL Draft.

Lindholm has so far appeared in two of Sweden's three games at the 2014 WJC, scoring two goals and adding one assist in those appearances. The Boden, Sweden native is known as a skilled, two-way forward who is adept at both ends of the ice.

Lindholm spoke with Hockey's Future following his country's 10-0 romp over Norway, a conversation that is presented in this HF video.

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