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Prospect Update: Andersson Named Player of Game for Sweden

2017 first-round pick scores twice, adds assist in win over Switzerland

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Forward Lias Andersson scored twice and added an assist in Sweden's 7-2 win over Switzerland Saturday at the World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo.

The seventh overall pick from last summer's draft scored twice in the first period before picking up an assist in the third, on his way to being named the Player of the Game for Sweden, who are 3-0 in the tournament.

Andersson has four goals in three games, which is tied with his Swedish teammate Elias Pettersson and Team USA's Kieffer Bellows for the tournament lead. The 19-year-old is tied for second in points with five.

Sweden closes out the round-robin part of the tournament tomorrow against Russia.

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