Finally, a Swede
The 5-10 left-handed shot hasn't risen above the junior level in Sweden yet. This season, he showed an offensive flash with the HV71 juniors, tallying eight goals and 36 points in 41 games. In addition, he was a plus-19.
Last winter -- his first in juniors -- he had seven points in 23 games and was a plus-4 with HV71.
Almqvist is an 18-year-old who is slight with just 167 pounds on his 5-10 frame.