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A Look At Detroit's Goaltending Prospect Jesper Eliasson

07/28/2019 at 6:17pm EDT

from Mark Falkner of the Detroit News,

Red Wings draft choice Jesper Eliasson knows he's a long ways from competing for a job in Detroit, but the 19-year-old goalie from Sweden is confident he's on the right track at the World Junior Summer Showcase this week.

Eliasson is one of three goalies who are competing for the No. 1 position with the Swedish national junior team during the four-team tournament, which features many of the best under-20 players from Sweden, United States, Canada and Finland and continues through Aug. 3 at USA Hockey Arena.

A third-round pick by the Wings in the 2018 NHL Draft, Eliasson wants to help the national team improve on last year's disappointing performance at the world championship in Vancouver.

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