The Checkers’ blue line has a new addition, as 20-year-old Jesper Sellgren has joined the team on a PTO.
The Swedish defensemen was selected by Carolina in the sixth round of the 2018 draft and is coming off of his first season in his home country’s top league. Sellgren logged 15 points for Lulea, ranking third among team blue liners with 12 assists. Prior to that Sellgren played two seasons in Sweden’s lower division with MODO, totaling 22 points (8g, 14a) over 93 games.
Sellgren has also represented Sweden at several international tournaments, including helping guide his nation to a silver medal at the 2018 World Junior Championship.