It has been an interesting few months for Hurricanes prospect Dominik Bokk. Originally loaned to Krefeld in Germany back in September to get him some development while waiting for play in North America to resume, that never really materialized as the DEL was forced to shut down. A month later, he was off to Djurgarden in Sweden. His time there has now come to an end as the Hurricanes announced that they’ve recalled the winger and assigned him to AHL Chicago.
The 20-year-old was a first-round pick of St. Louis (25th overall) back in 2018 and was the centerpiece of the 2019 trade that saw defenseman Justin Faulk head to St. Louis. He has spent the last several seasons playing on various teams in the SHL but his offensive output took a nosedive this year as he had just two goals and an assist while playing just 9:59 per night, nearly three minutes a game below his 2019-20 average.
Considering that he’s a big part of Carolina’s prospect pool, it stands to season that Bokk will receive more playing time with the Wolves this season which will be his first games in North America. But with the quiet showing in Sweden, he may not be on the NHL radar for a little while yet.