|Detroit Red Wings|
|Written by Travis Watson|
April 2013- Calle Jarnkrok took a big step last year helping entrench himself into the top echelon of Detroit prospects when he posted 4G-12A-16PTS and a plus-12 rating en route to a Swedish Elite League Championship. Jarnkrok then found out this year exactly how hard it is to defend your crown especially when you lose your top scorer (Jakub Silfverberg- Ottawa) and top goaltender (Niklas Svedberg- Boston). Jarnkrok, despite limited talent around him, was able to finish the season as the ninth highest scorer in the league with a respectable 13G-29A-42PTS-50GP helping Brynas secure the eighth seed before losing four straight to Skelleftea AIK in the first round of the playoffs ending Brynas chances of capturing back to back championships.
Since being ousted, Jarnkrok has jumped across the Atlantic to join Detroits' affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins where to date he has posted 3A in 8GP. Ken Holland and his staff will be monitoring their top prospect closely in seeing how he handles the more physical North American game. - Travis Watson
August 2012 – The Wings will bring Jarnkrok to training camp this fall for a close look, from there he could head to the AHL or more likely back to Sweden to play for Brynas again. Within the next two years, he will be pushing very hard for a quality job in Detroit. Jason Banks
April, 2012- Calle Jarnkrok is the kind of player the Red Wings covet and have a knack of finding. He is not that different to his countryman and current Red Wing, Henrik Zetterberg. Both have similar size and can play left wing as well as center. The mental game for Jarnkrok is very advanced in all zones. He reads plays well and knows how to position himself and react. He may not have elite NHL potential like Zetterberg but he will be a very solid NHL forward. He helps make plays happen that really rely on his talents. However what holds him back is doing it regularly though that could come with time, experience and eventually confidence. - Yas Guthe
Good all-round upside and certainty. Seems to lack elite potential. Very solid prospect.
Jarnkrok with the nifty hands and finish
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|Last Updated on Sunday, 14 April 2013 18:57|