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2020 WJC Recap - Final

Gustafsson earns a bronze medal in Sweden's win over Finland

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

Two members of the Winnipeg Jets organization faced off in the bronze medal game at the 2020 World Junior Championship in Czech Republic.

In the end, David Gustafsson's team from Sweden bested Ville Heinola and Finland by a score of 3-2.

Neither Gustafsson nor Heinola got on the scoresheet in the game but had a successful tournament overall.

Gustafsson finished with a goal and four points in seven games and was dominant in the face-off circle all tournament, finishing second overall with a 71.03 face-off win percentage. For his efforts, he was named one of Sweden's Top 3 players at the event.

The 18-year-old Heinola, selected in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft, had five assists in seven games one year after earning a gold medal with Finland at the 2019 World Junior Championship in Vancouver.

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