Flames prospect Mathias Emilio Pettersen has joined the Norwegian national team in Denmark, where they are preparing for the 2021 IIHF World Championship.
The Norwegian squad will play the Danes three times before heading to the tournament, which is scheduled to take place from May 21 to June 6 in Riga, Lativa.
This will mark Pettersen's first stint with the men's national team. He has previously represented Norway at the U18 and U20 levels, scoring seven goals and 17 points in 10 games played with the U18 team and three goals and six points in four skates with the U20 squad.
Norway will play in Group B at the tournament, which also includes the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Finland, and Latvia. Their tournament schedule is as follows:
May 22 vs. Germany
May 23 vs. Italy
May 25 vs. Finland
May 25 vs. Canada
May 28 vs. Latvia
May 29 vs. USA
May 31 vs. Kazakhstan
Pettersen is coming off of his first professional season, spent with the Stockon Heat. In 29 games, he was fifth in team scoring with six goals and 14 points.
Prior to starting his professional career, the Manglerud product spent two years at the University of Denver, where he registered 19 goals and 65 points in 76 games.
The Flames drafted the forward in the sixth round (167th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft.