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Two Florida Panthers Earn Medals at 2015 IIHF World Championship

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

Photo by Andre Ringuette/ HHOF-IIHF Images

The 2015 IIHF World Men’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal and Bronze Medal Games took place today with D Aaron Ekblad (Canada), F Jaromir Jagr (Czech Republic) and D Dmitry Kulikov (Russia) representing their respective countries.

In his first career World Championship tournament, Ekblad earned a Gold Medal in Team Canada’s 6-1 victory over Team Russia. Canada finished the Tournament with a perfect 10-0 record to win their first World Championship Gold Medal since 2007.

Kulikov earned his second World Championship Silver Medal in Team Russia’s loss to Canada.

Jagr and host team Czech Republic fell 3-0 to Team USA in the Bronze Medal game earlier in the day, exiting the tournament with a fourth-place finish.

Cats Stat Recap

•D Aaron Ekblad finished the tournament leading all defensemen with four goals and ranked fourth overall in points recorded by defensemen (4-3—7).

•Czech Republic native F Jaromir Jagr recorded nine points (6-3—9) in ten games played, finishing the tournament second in scoring among Czech Republic skaters.

•F Jussi Jokinen finished the tournament as Finland’s top point scorer, recording 11 points (3-8—11) in eight games played. Jokinen served as team Captain for Finland.

•F Aleksander Barkov finished the tournament with seven points (4-3—7) in eight games played.

•F Tomas Kopecky served as team Captain for Slovakia and recorded two points (1-1—2) in six games.

•D Dmitry Kulikov finished the tournament with two assists in ten games played with a +8 rating. He logged a team-high 20:51 TOI in Russia’s loss to Canada.

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