Well, the 2020 World Juniors is officially over. Canada won gold, Russia won silver, and Sweden won bronze. Two Arizona Coyotes prospects won medals at the event.
Defenseman Victor Soderstrom was held pointless in Sweden’s bronze win. After being a team leader in time on ice he was third among defensemen in time on ice. He was tied with Nils Lundkvist for most shots by defensemen with three.
While Team Finland goes home without a medal, the Coyotes’ prospects on the team played well. Matias Macceli scored a goal and was tied for second on his time in shots on goal. Aku Raty was held pointless and shotless and finished played 15:23.
After a scary incident in Canada’s last game, it looked like Barrett Hayton may miss the final game. Hayton would prove to be key for Canada’s win and would tie the game late in the third period. Canada would go on to win the game in overtime.
Captain, Oh Captain! Barrett Hayton comes up BIG for @hc_wjc and we have a TIE GAME! 3-3 #WorldJuniors @arizonacoyotes pic.twitter.com/H3mJW3ob9H— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) January 5, 2020
All in all the Coyotes prospects who made it to the medal games impressed. In a post-tournament write-up, Corey Pronman mentioned all of them and voted two of them to the All-Star Ballot.
My 2020 World Junior All-Star Ballot— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) January 5, 2020
F Barrett Hayton
F Alexis Lafreniere
F Samuel Fagemo
D Rasmus Sandin
D Victor Soderstrom
G Joel Hofer
MVP: Alexis Lafreniere