With Team Canada's 4-3 victory over Team Russia at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship on Sunday in the Czech Republic, Buffalo Sabres prospect Dylan Cozens is a gold-medal winner.
Cozens, Buffalo's top pick (seventh overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft, scored Canada's first goal of the championship game to tie it 1-1 with 8:58 left in the second period. He also added five shots in 17:24 of ice time.
Trailing 3-1 in the third period, Canada roared back to take the lead. Connor McMichael and Barrett Hayton tallied for the Canadians before Akil Thomas potted the game-winning goal with 3:58 left in regulation.
In his first World Junior Championship, Cozens recorded two goals and seven assists in seven games. The 18-year-old center is currently having a big year with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL, where he has 20 goals and 46 points in 30 games.