Here’s a look at how Dallas prospects playing at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan fared this weekend.
Fredrik Karlstrom, C, Sweden (3rd round/90th overall 2016): He had a big game for Sweden in its 4-3 win over USA Blue on Saturday, recording one goal and one assist. His goal with 9.7 seconds remaining in the game snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted Sweden to victory. Karlstrom picked off a pass along the boards and then scored from the left circle. His assist came on a long pass to set up a breakaway goal with Sweden on a power play. On Sunday, he had one assist in Sweden’s 4-3 loss to USA White. He feathered a pass across the crease to set up a power-play goal late in the second to pull Sweden to within 3-2 in the game. The smooth skating, skilled Karlstrom has centered Sweden’s top line and played well at both ends of the ice in Michigan.
Riley Tufte, LW, USA (1st round/25th overall 2016): He had a strong game Saturday, picking up two primary assists in USA Blue’s 4-3 loss to Sweden. He set up one goal on the rush and another with a deflection while set up in front of the net. In Sunday’s 4-1 win over Finland, he was tied for the game-high with four shots on goal and had a couple of good scoring chances on the power play. He was a strong presence for USA Blue along the boards and in front of the net over the weekend.
Jason Robertson, RW, USA (2nd round/39th overall 2017): He was kind of quiet in USA Blue’s 4-3 loss to Sweden on Saturday but was very noticeable in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Finland. He had a scoring chance off the rush early in the game and scored on an open look from the slot midway through the second period to push USA Blue’s lead to 3-0. He had a couple of other good looks later in the game, seeming to gain more confidence as the afternoon moved along.
Jake Oettinger, G, USA (1st round/26th overall 2017): He started on Saturday for USA White and stopped 10 of 11 shots in 31:01 of playing time. He wasn’t tested that much and didn’t have much of a chance on the goal he allowed and played well. Oettinger served as the backup in USA White’s 4-3 win over Sweden.
There are no games at the World Junior Summer Showcase Monday. The USA’s two teams will play the two teams from Canada on Tuesday. The World Junior Summer Showcase runs through August 5.
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