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Jonathan Dahlén
Born December 20, 1997,
Östersund
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Left winger
Shoots Left
HockeyAllsvenskan team
F. teams
Timrå IK
AHL
Utica Comets
San Jose Barracuda
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
NHL Draft 42nd overall, 2016
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2012–present

Jonathan Dahlén (born on December 20, 1997 in Östersund) is a Swedish professional ice hockey left winger, currently playing with the Timrå IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan. Dahlén was rated as a top prospect, and was drafted 42nd overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing Career[]

Dahlén made his seniot debut in the 2014-15 season with the Timrå IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan. In 2015-16 season, Dahlén led his team in scoring with 15 goals and 29 points in 51 games.[2] He improved upon this in his second year, leading his team again with 25 goals and 19 assists in just 45 games.[3] In 2016, he was drafted by the Ottawa Senators of the NHL.

On 27 February 2017, Dahlén was traded by the Senators to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Alex Burrows ahead of the NHL trade deadline.[4] It was speculated the Canucks drafted friend Elias Pettersson based partly on highly successful chemistry with Dahlén on the top line for Timrå IK, where they finished fifth and ninth in league scoring as teenagers.[5][6] The two scored the first shift they ever played together in Sweden.[7]

At the conclusion of his season with Timrå IK, Dahlén was signed by the Canucks to a three-year entry-level contact on 21 April 2017.[8] After suffering from mononucleosis during the 2017–18 preseason, Dahlén signed a contract with Timrå IK on 10 October 2017.[9][10] Playing in Sweden in 2017–18, Dahlén was a leading contributor on offence as Timrå earned a promotion to the SHL.[11] Dahlén was announced as the Top Forward and MVP in HockeyAllsvenskan.[12]

On 12 April 2018, it was announced that Dahlén had been assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL.[13] Dahlén attended Vancouver's 2018 training camp and played with the Canucks during the 2018–19 pre-season, before he was assigned back to the Utica Comets before the NHL season opener.

On 25 February 2019, Dahlén was traded from the Vancouver Canucks to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for prospect Linus Karlsson.[14] He registered 4 assists in 7 games with the Sharks’ AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda, to close the season.

In early August 2019, unable to replicate his offensive success from Sweden in North America, Dahlén signed to return to Timrå IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan on loan from the San Jose Sharks.[15] In the 2019–20 season, Dahlén matched the league's regular season scoring record with 77 points in 51 regular season games. He registered 5 points in the opening qualification game before Timrå's quest for promotion to the SHL was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On 26 May 2020, Dahlén agreed to a one-year extension to continue with Timrå IK, with his right's still owned by the Sharks.[16]

International play[]

He has represented Swedish National Team at the 2015 World U18 Championship and at the 2017 World Junior Championship where he led the tournament with 34 shots in seven games, for a 4.85 SH/GP.[3] He scored a hat trick in this tournament[17]

Personal life[]

He is the son of former longtime NHL player Ulf Dahlén, who played 966 games for 6 different teams.[18]

Career statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 HV71 J20 6 1 1 2 0 3 1 1 2 0
2014–15 Timrå IK J20 40 25 25 50 14 2 1 1 2 0
2014–15 Timrå IK Allsv 5 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Timrå IK J20 3 2 1 3 0
2015–16 Timrå IK Allsv 51 15 14 29 8 5 6 1 7 2
2016–17 Timrå IK Allsv 45 25 19 44 18 4 4 2 6 0
2016–17 Timrå IK J20 4 5 2 7 6
2017–18 Timrå IK Allsv 44 23 21 44 8 10 8 6 14 2
2017–18 Utica Comets AHL 2 1 1 2 2 4 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Utica Comets AHL 50 14 15 29 10
2018–19 San Jose Barracuda AHL 7 0 4 4 2
2019–20 Timrå IK Allsv 51 36 41 77 42 1 2 3 5 0
Allsv totals 196 99 95 194 76 20 20 12 32 4

International[]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Sweden IH18 4th 5 4 1 5 2
2015 Sweden WJC18 8th 5 2 3 5 0
2017 Sweden WJC 4th 7 5 1 6 0
Junior totals 17 11 5 16 2

References[]

  1. Jonathan Dahlen – The Next Ones: 2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile. The Hockey Writers (25 May 2016). Retrieved on 2 March 2017.
  2. Is Jonathan Dahlen the Canucks' future first line centre?. Vancouver Courier. Retrieved on 1 March 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 In-depth: Jonathan Dahlen. NHL. Retrieved on 3 March 2017.
  4. 'Elated' with Alex Burrows trade, Senators 'still open for business'. The Ottawa Citizen (27 February 2017). Retrieved on 1 March 2017.
  5. Benning: "Dahlen played a part" in Drafting Elias Pettersson. Canucks Army (24 June 2017). Retrieved on 9 January 2019.
  6. Are Elias Pettersson and Jonathan Dahlen twins, separated-at-birth?. Vancouver Courier. Retrieved on 9 January 2019.
  7. Pettersson-Dahlen could be dream connection for future Canucks. Sportsnet. Retrieved on 9 January 2019.
  8. Dahlen signed to three-year contract. Vancouver Canucks (21 April 2017). Retrieved on 21 April 2017.
  9. Jonathan Dahlén tillbaka i Timrå IK. Timrå IK (10 October 2017). Retrieved on 10 October 2017.
  10. Jonathan Dahlén talar ut om valet av Timrå och sjukdomen: "Jag har gått ned fem kilo". Sundsvalls Tidning (10 October 2017). Retrieved on 10 October 2017.
  11. Timrå är tillbaka i SHL. Swedish Hockey League. Retrieved on 7 April 2018.
  12. Jonathan Dahlen named the Allsvenskan MVP and Top Forward. Canucks Army (May 2018). Retrieved on 4 May 2018.
  13. Dahlen reassigned to Comets from Timrå IK. Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved on 13 April 2018.
  14. Sharks Acquire Forward Jonathan Dahlen from the Vancouver Canucks (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  15. Petter Öhrling. "Jonathan Dahlén tillbaka i Timrå IK", SVT Sport, 9 August 2019. Retrieved on 9 August 2019. (Swedish) 
  16. "Jonathan Dahlen extends with Timra" (in Swedish). Timrå IK (26 May 2020). Retrieved on 26 May 2020.
  17. Dahlen scores hat trick as Swedes top Czechs. TSN (31 December 2016). Retrieved on 2 March 2017.
  18. "Senators draft Dahlen, another son of former NHLer, in second round", Ottawa Citizen, 25 June 2016. Retrieved on 10 March 2018. 

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