The lone Oilers prospect participating in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship is 2014 fourth-round pick William Lagesson. The defenceman plays for Sweden, and we will have updates on his performance as the tournament unfolds.
SWEDEN 5, DENMARK 0
Thirteen seconds. That’s all it took for Sweden to find the back of Denmark’s net with their first goal of the game.
Sweden’s goaltender, Felix Sandstrom, made a total of eight saves in his first game in the tournament as his team took a 5-0 victory.
The Swedes outshot the Danes 14-2 in the first period, who by the end of the second frame had taken a 3-0 lead.
Halfway through the third period, Oilers prospect William Lagesson received a pass from teammate Jens Looke, and after a few strides, fired the puck into Denmark’s net, making it a 4-0 game.
Lagesson had five shots on goal and was +2 in the game.
The two teams had played against one another just twice in the history of the World Junior Championship, with Sweden coming out on top, 10-1 in 2007 and 5-1 last year.
The win over Denmark secures a top spot for Sweden in the group, even if they lose their last game to Canada.
Sweden will look to sweep Group A of the preliminary round as they face Team Canada on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. MT.