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Three NCAA Players Make Swedish Preliminary Roster

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson skating with Team Sweden last summer
Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson skating with Team Sweden last summer
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Sweden has announced their preliminary roster for the upcoming World Juniors, and three NCAA players have made the cut.

Nebraska Omaha's Frederik Olofsson and Boston University's Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson are among the 15 forwards that will compete for 13 roster spots. UMass defenseman William Lagesson is one of eight defensemen competing for seven roster spots.

Olofsson is a big, reliable two-way winger with the skill to play a possession-oriented offensive game. He's scored 6-6-12 in 16 games with the Mavericks this season, spending the early part of the season on Omaha's top line with Austin Ortega and Jake Guentzel, before moving to a lower line recently to try and add depth to the UNO attack.

Forsbacka-Karlsson is a play-making centerman that has scored 4-10-14 in 16 games in his rookie season with the Terriers. He has also played a top line role for the Terriers, and six of his points this season have come on the power play.

Lagesson is a physical presence on the blue line and has contributed 2-4-6 in 17 games as a freshman for the Minutemen this year.

All three would appear to have an excellent shot at making Sweden's final roster.