Thread: Prospect Info: The Official 2013 Draft Thread
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12-11-2012, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by JonnyMacSen View Post
So it looks like Robert Hagg wasn't even invited to attend the Swede WJC camp was hoping to see him play for the first time during this tourny, guess I'll have to wait till the U18's.
Sweden really doesn't like to pick eligible defenseman for the tourney. Forwards are another story though. Players like Karlsson, Ekman-Larsson, Brodin, Klefbom, Lindholm were all left off the team in their draft years, despite being plenty good enough to play in the tournament.

I don't think Hagg's lack of an invite says much about his progress this year, or a lack there-of. The names on the Swedish defense are pretty unspectacular; I imagine he could have certainly challenged for a spot if given an invite. I fully expect him to be a key player on defense next season.

It seems a little strange to me that Team Sweden won't look at their top defense prospects in their draft years, but pencil them in as locks next winter

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