EL SEGUNDO, CA — On December 18, the Los Angeles Kings assigned forward Oscar Moller to the Swedish Junior National Team and they recalled forward Trevor Lewis from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate.
Moller, 19, has scored six goals with seven assists for thirteen points in thirty games with the Kings this season and is tied for the team lead with five power play goals, ranking him first among National Hockey League rookies.
The 5-11, 180-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden will represent Sweden in the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held December 26, 2008 – January 5, 2009 in Ottawa.
Moller joins three others Kings prospects who will participate in the tournament, including defenseman Thomas Hickey and Colten Teubert (Canada) and defenseman Viatcheslav Voinov (Russia).
Forward prospect Andrei Loktionov has been invited to participate in Team Russia’s camp for the tournament, but will not participate due to injury.
Lewis, 21, has scored eight goals with eleven assists for 19 points (tied for the club lead in scoring) with 18 penalty minutes in 28 games with the Monarchs this season.
The 6-1, 204-pound native of Salt Lake City, Utah was selected by the Kings in the first round (17th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He will wear jersey number 61.
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