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Prospects Corner: Swede finish

by Rob Brodie / Ottawa Senators
Senators prospect Andre Petersson was an offensive standout for Sweden at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images).

This wasn't exactly the golden reward they were hoping to bring home.

But Ottawa Senators prospects Andre Petersson and Jakob Silfverberg left quite the final impression during the bronze-medal game Tuesday night at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Petersson, a fourth-round pick (109th overall), in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, notched a hat-trick and Silfverberg (2009, second round, 39th overall) added a pair of goals as Sweden routed Switzerland 11-4 in the third-place matchup at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.

In his second world juniors, Petersson finished with eight goals, tying him for the tournament lead with Jordan Eberle of Canada. His 11 total points ranked him sixth among all WJC scorers.

Silfverberg collected three goals and two assists in his world junior debut.

Both players now return to their respective teams in the Swedish Elitserien. Petersson has 10 points, including seven goals, in 27 games for league-leading HV 71. Silfverberg and another Sens prospect, Emil Sandin (2008, seventh round, 199th overall), toil for Brynas.

Meanwhile, defenceman Jared Cowen – the Senators' top pick (ninth overall) in the 2000 draft – heads back to the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League after earning a silver medal with Team Canada, which dropped a 6-5 overtime decision to the United States in a dramatic gold-medal game.

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