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2016 NHL Draft Profile: Jonathan Dahlen

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With the 2016 draft just over a week away, we’re going to highlight a few players the Sharks could be targeting for their first pick late in the second round. San Jose has the 60th pick in the draft. The first round will be held on June 24 in Buffalo with the remainder of the draft scheduled for June 25.

Other draft profiles:

Adam Brooks

Sam Steel

Adam Mascherin

David Quenneville

Name: Jonathan Dahlen

Position: Center/Left Wing

Born: December 20, 1997

Birthplace: Östersund, Sweden

Height: 5'11

Weight: 176 lbs

Shoots: Left

TSN Pick Projection: 54th

Assets

Jonathan Dahlen was the top scoring player on his Swedish team, Timra IK, with 15 goals and 14 assists this season in 51 games played. Dahlen also scored half of the team’s 12 playoff goals, potting 6 in five games. His speed and skating have both improved this season, and he’s been noted to have good worth ethic and “hockey sense.”

Flaws

Dahlen is on the small side, but at 5’11 all he really needs to do is bulk up a bit. His defensive game could use work, and continued improvement in his skating would go a long way as well.

Career Potential

Top 6 forward (via The Hockey Writers)