A hope of the CH in the Swedish junior formation

A CH hope in the Swedish junior squad

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Adam Engstrom is among the players in Sweden's preliminary roster for the World Junior Hockey Championship which begins on December 26.< /strong>

Selected in the third round, or 92nd overall, of the last National League draft, the 19-year-old skater is one of eight guards who will try to land a regular position with the the Scandinavian team.

Engstrom has three goals and one assist in 21 games with Rögle BK of the Swedish elite league this season, while posting a -2 differential.

Other hockey players belonging to the Habs who appear in their country's preliminary team are Joshua Roy, Riley Kidney and Owen Beck (Canada), Lane Hutson (United States) and Vinzenz Rohrer (Austria).

The tournament will be held in Moncton and Halifax. The winning nation will be crowned in the final on January 5.