Team Sweden announced its roster today for the World Junior Hockey Championships this December and January in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Among the players listed were Oilers 2009 draft picks Magnus Paajarvi
-Svensson and Anton Lander
Both Paajarvi-Svensson and Lander are members of Timra in the Swedish Elite League and both are off to strong starts this season.
Paajarvi-Svensson has seven goals and nine assists for 16 points in 25 games to rank in a tie for second on the team in both goals and points. He was Edmonton's first choice, 10th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6'1" 201 pound forward had 17 points in 50 games for Timra last season. In last year's World Juniors, he had two goals and seven points in six games. His breakout performance was six goals and 12 points in six games for Sweden at the Under-18 World Championships. Anton Lander
was taken in the second round, 40th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He has four goals and eight points in 25 games so far this season for Timra. In 47 games last season, Lander had four goals and 10 points.
This will be Lander's first appearance at the World Junior Hockey Championships. He had two goals and nine points in six games at the Under-18 World Championships.