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WORLD JUNIORS: Broberg selected as Sweden's captain

Oilers 2019 first-round pick will lead Tre Kronor into battle at the World Junior Championship in Edmonton

by Ryan Frankson /

EDMONTON, AB -  Three crowns and one letter.

That's what Oilers 2019 first-round draft pick Philip Broberg will have on the front of his jersey at this year's World Junior Championship in Edmonton.

The crowns for the classic logo of the Swedish national team and the letter will be a 'C' as the defenceman was named captain upon the squad's arrival in the host city.

"He is a great captain for our group," Head Coach Joel Ronnmark told Swedish news outlet Expressen, translated to English. "He is doing his third JVM and is extremely experienced for his age. He is a leader on and off the ice."

The 19-year-old captured a bronze medal with Sweden at last year's tournament in the Czech Republic and also played at the 2019 event in Vancouver and Victoria.

Broberg, selected eighth overall by the Oilers two drafts ago, scored two goals and six assists in 23 games with Skelleftea of the Swedish Hockey League before joining Team Sweden.

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