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Cooper Godin
June 19, 2024  (12:26)
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Vancouver Canucks prospect Tom Willander.
Photo credit: Boston University Athletics

An announcement has been made that includes Vancouver Canucks top defensive prospect Tom Willander.

In a post on social media, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced that Vancouver Canucks prospect Tom Willander has been named to their roster for the 2024 World Junior Summer Showcase, which runs from July 26th to August 3rd in Plymouth, Michigan.
Willander, 19, is one of only five players at the Summer Showcase that was on Sweden's silver medal-winning team on home ice at the 2024 World Juniors, joining Melker Thelin (G), Theo Lidstein (D), Otto Stenberg (F), Zeb Forsfjall (F).
Note: the following is translated from Swedish.

"📣 📣 Magnus Hävelid has presented the Team 20 squad that starts the season with the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth 💪"

Sweden will play five games during the 2024 World Junior Summer Showcase, let's take a look at the schedule for Tom Willander and his nation:
- July 28th vs USA Blue (4 pm ET)
- July 29th vs USA White (4 pm ET)
- July 31st vs Canada (TBD)
- August 2nd vs USA (4 pm ET)
- August 3rd vs Finland (1 pm ET)
The Stockholm native had a strong freshman campaign with Boston University, putting up 25 points (four goals, 21 assists) and ten penalty minutes in 38 games. Meanwhile, in seven World Junior games, Willander had three points (one goal, two assists).
Given that Willander was on Sweden's World Junior roster last year, do you think he will be apart of their leadership group for the tournament in December? Let us know what you think in the poll below.
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An announcement has been made on Canucks prospect Tom Willander

Will Tom Willander be apart of Sweden's leadership group for the World Juniors in December?

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