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Gabriel Carlsson invited to Sweden's 2017 World Junior camp

by Rob Mixer / Columbus Blue Jackets

Defenseman Gabriel Carlsson, the Blue Jackets' second first-round pick (No. 29 overall) in 2015, was among the players invited to Team Sweden's national junior team evaluation camp today.

Carlsson, 19, played 45 games with Linkoping (SHL) in 2015-16, his first full season at the senior level. He's slated to return for a second season with Linkoping this fall, which would be his fourth with the organization.

Via NHL.com: The camp will be held in Plymouth, Mich., from July 30 to Aug. 7, and include practices and games against the United States, Canada and Finland. The camp is the first step in picking the team that will play for Sweden at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal.

Tomas Monten will coach Sweden at the 2017 WJC. He was an assistant coach with Sweden when it won the silver medal at the 2014 WJC.

SWEDEN JUNIOR EVALUATION CAMP ROSTER

GOALTENDERS: Filip Gustavsson, Lulea, SHL (Pittsburgh Penguins); Felix Sandstrom, Brynas, SHL (Philadelphia Flyers); Adam Werner, Farjestad, SHL (Colorado Avalanche)

DEFENSEMEN: David Bernhardt, Djurgarden, SHL (Philadelphia Flyers); Gustav Bouramman, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (Minnesota Wild); Gabriel Carlsson, Linkoping, SHL (Columbus Blue Jackets); Lucas Carlsson, Brynas, SHL (Chicago Blackhawks); Kristoffer Gunnarsson, Frolunda, SHL (2017 draft eligible); Jacob Larsson, Frolunda, SHL (Anaheim Ducks); Jesper Lindgren, Modo, SHL (Toronto Maple Leafs); Jacob Moverare, HV 71, SHL (Los Angeles Kings)

FORWARDS: Lias Andersson, HV 71 Jr., SWE-JR. (2017 draft eligible); Rasmus Asplund, Farjestad, SHL (Buffalo Sabres); Jonathan Dahlen, Timra, SHL (Ottawa Senators); John Dahlstrom, Frolunda, SHL (Chicago Blackhawks); Jonathan Davidsson, Djurgarden, SHL (2017 draft eligible); Marcus Davidsson, Djurgarden Jr., SWE-JR (2017 draft eligible); Joel Eriksson Ek, Farjestad, SHL (Minnesota Wild); Carl Grundstrom, Frolunda, SHL (Toronto Maple Leafs); Jens Looke, Bryans, SHL (Arizona Coyotes); Alexander Nylander, Mississauga, OHL (Buffalo Sabres); Sebastian Ohlsson, Skelleftea, SHL (2017 draft eligible); Linus Olund, Brynas, SHL (2017 draft eligible); Oskar Steen, Farjestad, SHL (Boston Bruins); Andreas Wingerli, Skelleftea, SHL (2017 draft eligible)

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