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Adrian Kempe Set to Join Team Sweden for 2019 IIHF World Championship

LA Kings forward and his brother Mario Kempe will help Team Sweden defend last year's IIHF World Championship Gold Medal

by LA Kings @LAKings /

Today, Team Sweden announced that their 2019 IIHF World Championship roster is filled with 13 NHL players so far.

Two of those 13 players include brothers Mario and Adrian Kempe. The Kempe brothers will join Team Sweden as they look to defend Sweden's 2018 gold medal finish.

Tweet from @adriankempe: 💛💙

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Last year's tournament was Adrian's first experience playing for the Swedish Men's National Team and it will definitley be a hard one to beat...

Tweet from @LAKings: Epic. 🏆

...but this time he'll have his brother along for the ride.

After Sweden's 2018 gold medal win, Adrian described his experience at the tournament as "another level. You play against all the best players here, and you play with such good players as well. We had such a great team, too, in the tournament."

Despite his limited experience on with the national team, Adrian still recorded eight points (two goals, six assists) in 10 games in the tournament last year.

One of those goals was Sweden's sixth goal in the Championship game last year.

Tweet from @Trekronorse: VINST! #Trekronor besegrar USA med 6-0 i semifinalen! Att USA vinner skotten med 41-20 ��r en helt annan sak och det s��ger att en av de Svenska matchhj��ltarna heter Anders Nilsson! Viktor Arvidsson och Adrian Kempe g��r m��len i den sista perioden! #Folketslag

Hopefully, Adrian will continue that production throughout this year's tournament and help Sweden make it back to the Championship game.

Team Sweden will defend their title of IIHF World Champions beginning on May 10 against the Czech Republic.

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