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European Prospect Update: Vejdemo makes preliminary roster, Reway excels in Switzerland

In this European update we take a look at Vejdemo's name being added to Sweden's preliminary World Junior Championship roster, Reway's play in the Swiss league, and more

Lukas Vejdemo

All five European prospects were in action this week. Joonas Nattinen is healthy, Martin Reway is adapting to the NLA perfectly, and Lukas Vejdemo received some good news.


Joonas Nättinen, JYP


In the only game played this week, Nattinen set up the late equalizer for JYP, against KalPa.

Lukas Vejdemo, Djurgården


It was a big week for Vejdemo, as he was picked for for Sweden's preliminary World Junior Championship roster. He had been worried about not getting picked, seeing as the talent in the Swedish team is overflowing. He's now within a whisker of achieving another of his goals this season.

On the ice Vejdemo assisted on two goals against Brynäs, and against top team Skellefteå Vejdemo had one shot on goal.

Magnus Nygren, Färjestad


Nygren was relied upon heavily this week, in games versus Malmö and Rögle. He was given 29:38 and 27:39 in ice time, respectively.

Färjestad has struggled, and Nygren has shouldered the majority of the blaming, tweeting this out after the game againtst Malmö.

"I don't care how it looked, we won and finally got three points. Wonderful. Thanks to everyone who was there."

That's how much pressure has been on the projected top team Färjestad, and their captain.

Artturi Lehkonen, Frölunda


Lehkonen netted the game winner during an important game, in what many expect to be the final in SHL later on this season He received a hard pass from Frigren, putting the puck into an open net, although it's worth noting that Lehkonen had almost two more minutes on the ice than hat-trick hero, and Man of the Match, Andreas Johnson. Johnson was once again deployed on the first power play unit, and was rested during the penalty kill, whereas Lehkonen is deployed in every situation.

Lehkonen was solid in the second quarterfinal of the CHL, versus Luleå, drawing loads of penalties, and earning an assist. Expressen, a national daily paper in Sweden, had him as one of the best players on the ice in this particular game.

Martin Réway, Fribourg-Gottéron


Martin Reway continues to impress in in the NLA, sometimes seemingly scoring at will. In Tuesday's game against Zurich, he made some good moves and missed a chance he would normally put away.

So far he has 1.5 PPG in NLA which we would have to say is excellent, considering no-one else in the NLA puts up these type numbers. It remains to be seen if Reway can continue to produce at this impressive pace.