The Merrimack men’s hockey program received a verbal commitment from Filip Karlsson-Tägtström, a skilled forward out of Sweden who is currently in his first season with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL.
Karlsson-Tägtström is coming off a season where he put up 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 29 games for Södertälje SK J20 in the SuperElit league, which is Sweden’s top division for junior players. In 2017-18, Karlsson-Tägtström posted 32 points (6 goals, 26 assists) in 41 games for the Växjö Lakers HC J20 in SuperElit.
Karlsson-Tägtström has been described as a skilled forward who is a top-six level player at the NCAA level, who will also contribute on the power play. He joins a list of Swedish players who have committed since Merrimack head coach Scott Borek took over the program in April of 2018, following Hugo Esselin (freshman) and Felix Carenfelt, who will be a freshman alongside Karlsson-Tägtström next season.
Karlsson-Tägtström’s commitment came on the same day the Warriors lost Casey Severo, who de-committed, but Merrimack replaced him quickly and with another offensive player who will be projected as a point-producer at the next level.