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Summer Seven: Jonathan Dahlen

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Before he went back home to Sweden after his first Development Camp, we spent some time with 2016 second-round pick Jonathan Dahlen to talk about camp highlights, his goals for next season and more...

1. His thoughts on the 2016 Sens Development Camp:

It's a new experience so when you come here you're a bit nervous and you don't know what to expect but it was a really fun camp. I think it went pretty good too.

2. On his highlight from camp:

There were a lot of fun things but I loved the 3-on-3 tournament. It's really fun to play 3-on-3 in the zone like that so that was probably my best experience from the camp even though there were lots of good experiences, It was my first time in Canada too.

3. The biggest thing he took away after Dev Camp:

It's a lot of the off-ice training with Schwarzy. I think he had a lot of tips to give me because that's the part I need to work on and get stronger. He gave me a lot of good tips and also the other guys too. All the off-ice coaches had some really good tips. On-ice too but what I need most is off-ice.

4. On a prospect that he felt stood out during Development Camp:

I didn't know anybody coming here so there were a lot of good players but I think Francis Perron has a lot of skill. I like to see skilled players so he impressed me a lot.

5. The first thing he's going to do when he gets back home:

When I get back home I have a couple of interviews on the radio and for the newspapers in the town where I live so that's what I'm going to do. After a couple of days there, I'm going to go back to where I come from and I'm going to stay there for a couple of weeks.

6. His plans for the rest of the summer:

We do the training before so we're done with that with the team so now we have the whole July and August off but on the 24th of July we come to Plymouth in USA for the U-20 tournament so until then I'm just going to be in my home town and take it easy I guess but train too.

7. Looking forward to next season:

I'm going to play in Timra in Sweden which is the same team I played for last season. I guess my goal is to have a better season than last year and help the team try and get the promotion to the Swedish Elite League.

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