For Team Sweden, the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship has so far been a disappointment. The country’s roster heading into the tournament had the look of a squad that would contend for a medal, but the results so far suggest otherwise. The good news for the Swedes is that they have made it to the playoff round, so it is a clean slate going forward. The bad news – they face Canada in their quarter-final match.
Despite the disappointing preliminary roubnd showing, Sweden did produce some offense in their first four games. One of the players contributing to the offense is Sebastian Ohlsson (also spelled “Olsson”). The small (5’9″, 172 lbs.) forward is tied for the team lead in scoring with five points (3G, 2A) in four games. Ohlsson spent most of the 2014-15 season with Skelleftea’s J20 club, where he posted 12 goals and 25 points in 36 games.
Ohlsson is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft, but was not ranked by NHL Central Scouting in that organization’s midterm or final rankings.
Hockey’s Future caught up with Ohlsson following Sweden’s lone win, a conversation that is captured in this HF video.
— Chapin Landvogt (@Csomichapin) April 18, 2015
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