The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships will begin in Edmonton, Alberta, in late July, and Boston Bruins’ prospect Fabian Lysell is on the Swedish roster. Lysell was the Bruins’ first-round pick in 2021, selected 21st overall. The 5’10” 176-pound right-wing played for the Vancouver Giants last season in the Western Hockey League.
The Gothenburg, Sweden native registered 22-40-62 in his first season with the Giants and helped lead the team to a historic first-round victory over the Everett Silvertips. It was the first time in league history that an eighth seed eliminated a top seed in the first round of the playoffs. Lysell led the way with an impressive 15 points in the six-game series, including five assists in Game 1 and four assists in the series-clinching win in Game 6.
The highly-skilled right-wing will join fellow first-round NHL draft picks Simon Edvinsson (Detroit – 6th overall), William Eklund (San Jose – 7th overall), Isak Rosen (Buffalo – 14th overall), and goalie Jesper Wallstedt (Minnesota – 20th overall) on a loaded Swedish roster. The 19-year-old Lysell should compete for a spot on the Bruins’ roster in training camp. The 19-year-old could play in Providence of the American Hockey League to start the season.
The IIHF World Junior Championships will take place from July 30 – August 20.