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Fabian Lysell, Jesper Vikman Both Named to Sweden's World Junior Team

December 8, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release


Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell
Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell
(Vancouver Giants, Credit: Rob Wilton)

Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Giants will be well represented at the 2022 World Juniors. Earlier today the Vancouver Giants are pleased to announce that both 2003-born forward Fabian Lysell (Gothenburg, SWE) and 2002-born goaltender Jesper Vikman (Stockholm, SWE) will be suiting up for Sweden at the 2022 World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Red Deer, AB. Fabian Lysell and Jesper Vikman are the two lone WHL'ers named to Sweden's World Junior roster.

"Both Fabian and Jesper have played a big part in our team's success so far this season and I know that both of them are excited and are fully deserving of the opportunity to represent Sweden at the World Juniors," said Giants General Manager Barclay Parneta. "The Vancouver Giants organization is proud of both players and we look forward to seeing both players have the chance to perform on the national stage."

Fabian Lysell, a first-round (signed) pick of the Boston Bruins from 2021, was originally selected by the Giants with the 30th overall pick in the 2020 CHL Import Draft. This season Lysell sits second in team scoring with nine goals and 17 assists for 26 points. He's added seven power play points, a +13 rating and three "first goals." Heading into action tonight, Lysell has points in five straight games and has managed five goals and seven assists for 12 points in that span. He was chosen 21st overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Jesper Vikman, a fifth-round pick of the Vegas Golden Knights from 2020 was chosen eighth overall by the Giants in the 2021 CHL Import Draft. The 6'3" netminder has produced a record of 11-3-1-0 with a 2.92 goals-against average, a .912 save percentage and two shutouts. He's won each of his past five starts dating back to November 23rd in Portland and his 11 victories have him ranked tied for third in the Western Hockey League. He was drafted by Vegas in the fifth-round (125th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Sweden is set to begin the 2022 World Juniors on December 26th at 1:30 PM PT against Russia.





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Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell
Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell

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Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell
Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell

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Vancouver Giants goaltender Jesper Vikman
Vancouver Giants goaltender Jesper Vikman

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Vancouver Giants goaltender Jesper Vikman
Vancouver Giants goaltender Jesper Vikman

(Rob Wilton)
Vancouver Giants goaltender Jesper Vikman
Vancouver Giants goaltender Jesper Vikman

(Rob Wilton)
Vancouver Giants goaltender Jesper Vikman
Vancouver Giants goaltender Jesper Vikman

(Rob Wilton)
Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell
Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell

(Rob Wilton)
Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell
Vancouver Giants forward Fabian Lysell

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