Liam Dower Nilsson to take part in Swedes’ ‘Four Nations Cup’ tournament later this month

Very briefly:’s Rasmus Kagstrom and’s Henrik Sjoberg report that the Swedish junior national team is going to shake things up after a so-so showing at the World Junior Summer Showcase, icing 18 new players for the late-August “Four Nations Cup.”

Coach Tomas Monten wants to see whether a different group of Swedish junior players can produce a better result, and Wings 2021 draft pick Liam Dower Nilsson is part of the roster.

Update: Here’s a bit more on Dower Nilsson from Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff:

Sweden’s national junior team just got back home from the World Junior Summer Showcase. Monten will be taking almost an entirely new lineup to the upcoming Four Nations Cup in the Czech Republic.

There are 18 new players on the Swedish roster who weren’t in Plymouth, Mich. for the WJSS. Among the news faces in the selections is Detroit Red Wings draft pick Liam Dower Nilsson.

Dower Nilsson is viewed as a strong two-way center whose strength as a player right now is in his defensive game.

“He’s another high character kid,” said Mark Seidel, director of the North American Independent Central Scouting Bureau. “The coaches raved about him. He’s very smart defensively and can shut down the other teams top players. Not a ton of offense but he will get the most out of his talent.”

Dower Nilsson invokes the name of former Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg when assessing his own game.

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