The two teenaged forwards on Brynas have really moved up the pecking order in the SHL playoffs. Jesper Boqvist is really wheeling today…it looks like he’s gotten even quicker since he played for Timra…a very fast pace and he’s keeping up no problem. Working hard on the forecheck and getting back defensively no problem.
He’s on a line with Linus Olund, a 1997- born center, who has been playing quite well in the playoff games I’ve watched…they’ve been one of Brynas’ top two line in the playoffs, starting out as the fourth line, but playing like a second-line in term of ice time by the third game of their series vs. Linkoping.
Olund with two goals and four points through three games, double their next leading scorer. Despite playing less than ten minutes per game and missing 13 games at the start of the season when he was still in junior, Olund had eight goals and seven assists to finish top 12 in team scoring. His points per minutes were top eight on the team; projected over the full season Olund was top five in points per minute played. He keeps playing like this he may get some draft consideration…still just 19.