Capitals Prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Selected For National Team

The start of the season has been rough for Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjällby, who returned to Sweden on loan from Washington. However, things are looking up, as today the winger was notified he was selected to be a member of Team Sweden in the upcoming Channel One Cup. Rikard Grönberg, Head Coach for Team Sweden, made the announcemen on Monday.

Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjällby has had a good start after returning to the SHL and Djurgården. The “hunter” (which he is called in Sweden) was awarded a spot on Team Sweden for the upcoming Channel One Cup, which is a part of European Hockey Tour, a series of four tournaments where Sweden, Russia, Finland and the Czech Republic play each other.

Rikard Grönberg announces selections for Team Sweden. (Photo: @Tboustedt)

Obviously, these tournaments don’t feature NHL players, and are basically looked upon as a chance for development and getting to know the international level of play, but it’s still difficult to make a national roster. Therefore, it’s quite an accomplishment for Jonsson-Fjällby, being one of only 15 forwards selected. Being selected for the national team at only 20 years of age is something few can brag about.

The tournament will take place in Moscow, Russia and starts the 13th of December, when Sweden plays Russia, and ends the following Sunday, on the 16th of December. Team Sweden’s complete roster:

Goaltenders:

Lars Johansson (CSKA Moscow)
Adam Reideborn (Djurgården)

Defensemen:

Klas Dahlbeck (CSKA Moscow)
Jesper Sellgren (Luleå)
Philip Holm (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod)
Jesper Pettersson (Djurgården)
Lukas Bengtsson (Linköping)
Tom Nilsson (Djurgården)
Viktor Lööv (Jokerit)
Joel Persson (Växjö)

Forwards:

Petter Emanuelsson (Luleå)
Joakim Nygård (Färjestad)
Joel Kellman (Brynäs)
Jakob Lilja (Djurgården)
Nick Sörensen (Linköping)
Michael Lindqvist (Färjestad)
Daniel Brodin (Djurgården)
John Norman (Jokerit)
Anton Wedin (Timrå)
Linus Johansson (Färjestad)
Linus Fröberg (Växjö)
Marcus Davidsson (Djurgården)
Jonathan Davidsson (Djurgården)
Jesper Boqvist (Brynäs)
Axel Jonsson Fjällby (Djurgården)

For more information on the Channel One Cup and schedule of games, you can visit the tournament’s website here.

By Jesper Svensson

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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