SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Jonathan Dahlen to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Jonathan went back to Sweden this past year with goals of being the captain for his team and winning the championship in the Allsvenskan," said Wilson. "He delivered on his promises by being the MVP and leading scorer in the league and matured in his path to success. He will take this experience he has earned and challenge for a spot in the NHL."
Dahlen, 23, served as Captain for Timra IK last season in the Swedish Allsvenskan league, recording 71 points (25 goals, 46 assists) in 45 games with a plus-30 rating. He led the league in assists and points, and was named Forward of the Year for the second straight season (third overall) and Most Valuable Player. It was the second straight season in which the forward registered at least 70 points, and also set a career-best in assists. He holds two of the Top-5 records for most points in the regular season and his 46 assists in 2020-21 are tied for sixth-best in league history.
In the postseason, Dahlen helped lead Timra to the Allsvenskan Championship, scoring 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in 15 games and was named Playoff MVP, and led the league in postseason goals, assists and points. By winning the championship, Timra was promoted to the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), Sweden's highest tier of hockey in the country.
By the end of his Allsvenskan career with Timra, he registered 265 points (124 goals, 141 assists) in 241 games and added 54 points (30 goals, 24 assists) in 35 postseason contests. Among several awards and accolades, Dahlen was named Best Junior in 2016-17, and Forward of the Year three times (2017-18, 2019-20, 2020-21) and MVP three times (2017-18, 2019-20, 2020-21).
Dahlen has also appeared in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Utica Comets and San Jose Barracuda. He joined the Barracuda in the 2018-19 season and appeared in seven games, recording four assists. In his AHL career, he has registered 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 59 games.
Internationally, 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.
The five-foot-eleven, 180-pound native of Ostersund, Sweden was originally selected by Ottawa in the 2016 NHL Draft (2nd round, 42nd overall) and later acquired by San Jose from Vancouver on Feb. 25, 2019. Dahlen is the son of former Shark Ulf Dahlen.