Oliver Wahlstrom Loaned to AIK in Sweden
Oliver Wahlstrom will join Simon Holmstrom in Sweden’s second-tier pro hockey league, HockeyAllsvenska.
The Islanders announced Monday afternoon that Oliver Wahlstrom will be loaned to AIK to start their 2020-21 season. Wahlstrom can return whenever training camp opens for next season.
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The Swedish league is scheduled to being play on Sept. 11, according to a translated version of the league website. The NHL is hoping to open up camps for next season at some point in December.
The Islanders prospect appeared in nine NHL games this past season and appeared in 45 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL. He recorded 10 goals and 12 assists for the Sound Tigers.
The loan overseas will give Wahlstrom a chance to continue to develop his game, while the Islanders compete for a Stanley Cup. Wahlstrom was part of the group of players that participated in the Islanders summer training camp prior to leaving for the Toronto bubble, but he did not make the final playoff roster.
Wahlstrom was drafted 11th overall by the Islanders in the 2018 NHL draft.
Oliver Wahlstrom is now the second Islanders prospect to be loaned to the Swedish second-tier league. On Friday, the Islanders loaned Simon Holmstrom to Vita Hasten HC of HockeyAllsvenska.
Holmstrom spent this past season in Bridgeport as well. He recorded 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 46 games.