Ex-San Jose Shark Signs Five-Year Deal In Sweden


Jonathan Dahlen was a second-round pick by the Ottawa Senators way back in 2016, and after years of grinding overseas and in the AHL, he finally made his dreams come true in 2021/22, playing a total of 61 games for the San Jose Sharks, contributing 12 goals and 22 points over the season. However, for one reason or another, the 24-year old is heading back to Sweden in 2022, after signing a five-year deal with Timra IK, the team he played with before making it to the NHL.

The left wing has potential to be a significant contributor in the NHL one day, but after not being qualified, it's going to be a lot hard to make that happen, as this is the second franchise in which he's left, meaning whether it's on or off the ice, there's things that Dahlen has to work on.

Ultimately, this is a good way to improve as a player, instead of heading back to the AHL in the States, as it allows him to go home and find what made him make it to the NHL in the first place, and if he can start to play well and contribute at a high level again (he had 71 points in 45 games the last time he was in Sweden), he could be back in the NHL sooner, rather than later.

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