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William Karlsson wins IIHF World Championship Gold with Sweden

Blue Jackets center played 17:03 in gold medal game

by Andrew Schwepfinger /

The Blue Jackets organization added another trophy to the cabinet this postseason. William Karlsson helped Sweden to its first IIHF World Championship since 2013 on Sunday, playing 17:03 in the gold medal game.


Guldgaranti ihop! #Gold #VM #JVM

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Sweden defeated Canada in a tight gold medal game that was ultimately decided in a shootout. Henrik Lundqvist stopped all four Canadian attempts to bring the IIHF World Championships to a close in Cologne.

Tweet from @IIHFHockey: SWEDEN ������@Trekronorse

William Karlsson, who played 81 games with the Blue Jackets this season, ended the tournament with 1-2--3 in 10 GP, registering a +6 rating.

Safe to say that Sweden was happy with the result:

Tweet from @Trekronorse: En fantastisk st��mning p�� Sergels torg! Otroligt mycket m��nniskor var p�� plats f��r att hylla oss! Tack! #TreKronor #FOLKETSLAG

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