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Soderlund earns silver at World Juniors

by Nick Merlina /

The World Junior Championships concluded Friday evening as Czech Republic fell to USA 9-3 in the bronze medal game and Sweden dropped their tilt in the gold medal matchup with Canada 3-1. Tim Soderlund was the lone Blackhawks prospect to earn a medal at the WJC.

F Tim Soderlund, Sweden
The 2017 fourth-round draft pick played at a high level throughout the tournament for the silver winning Swedish team. He scored the only goal for Sweden in the gold medal tilt to finish with five points (2G, 3A) in seven games.

D Henri Jokiharju, Finland
Jokiharju was an important piece for the Finnish squad as most have come to expect. The Blackhawks 2017 first-round draft pick finished the WJC with four points (2G, 2A) and accounted for 19 attempts on net and was +1 through five games.

LW Artur Kayumov, Russia
At times the 2016 second-round draft pick was a force for the Russian squad. He finished the WJC with a share for the strongest offensive output of any Blackhawks prospect with five points (3G, 2A), including a game-winner, nine shots on goal.

W Andrei Altybarmakyan, Russia
The Russian wing had a strong finish to the WJC with a push to tie the tilt with USA in the quarterfinals. The 2017 third-round draft pick accounted for three points (1G, 2A) and nine shots on goal in five games.

D Jakub Galvas, Czech Republic
In his WJC debut, Galvas proved a worthy defenseman for the Czech team that made it to the bronze medal game. The 2017 fifth-round draft pick finished with two assists in seven tilts.

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