SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired forward Jonathan Dahlen (@JonathanDahlen) from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward prospect Linus Karlsson.
Dahlen is currently playing with Utica in the American Hockey League, where he is fifth in scoring with 29 points (14 goals and 15 assists) in 50 games in his first professional season.
"Jonathan is an uber-competitive forward who has been a scorer at every level of hockey he has played," said Wilson. "He is going to add some scoring punch to the Barracuda as they push for their fourth consecutive playoff appearance and we think he has a strong future in the NHL."
Prior to coming to North America, Dahlen played for Timra in Allsvenskan, where he was named the League's Most Valuable Player and Forward of the Year in 2017-18, after scoring 44 points (23 goals, 21 assists) in 44 games. He also posted 14 points (eight goals, six assists) in 10 playoff games, helping Timra capture a league championship and earn a berth in the Swedish Elite League.
He has also represented his native Sweden on the WJC-18 team in 2015 and the 2017 World Junior Championships, where he posted six points (five goals, one assist) in seven games.
Dahlen, 21, was originally selected by the Ottawa Senators in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, and is the son of former Shark Ulf Dahlen.