3 Prospects Join European WJC Camps
Blues could have five prospects playing in World Junior Championships
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues prospect forward Dmitrij Jaskin (Czech Republic), goaltender Nicklas Lundstrom (Sweden) and defenseman Petteri Lindbohm (Finland) have been invited to their National Junior Team Selection Camps for the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.
The World Junior Championship tournament will take place from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Ufa, Russia.
Jaskin, 19, leads the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s (QMJHL) Moncton Wildcats and ranks fifth in the league overall with 45 points including 22 goals and 23 assists in 28 games this season. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound forward was recently named the QMJHL’s First Star of November 2012, posting 25 points (9 goals, 16 assists) in 10 games during the past month.
Last season, Jaskin represented the Czech Republic at the 2012 World Juniors, recording two points (1 goal, 1 assist) in six games. The Omsk, Russia native was originally drafted by the Blues in the second round (41st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Lundstrom, 19, has posted a 2-7-0 record with a 3.32 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage in nine games for the Swedish Elite League’s (SEL) AIK. Previously, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound goaltender represented Sweden at the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championship, posting a 4-2-0 record along with a 2.14 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.
The Varmdo, Sweden native was originally drafted by the Blues in the fifth round (132nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Lindbohm, 19, has appeared in 23 games for Jokerit Helsinki of Finalnd’s SM-liiga, recording 4 assists and 55 penalty minutes this season. Previously, the 6-foot-3, 209-pound defenseman represented Finland at the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championship dressing in six games.
The Helsinki, Finland native was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.