The Swedish team have announced their squad to take part in the upcoming World Junior Championship.
Though the tournament was initially postponed indefinitely due to the impact of COVID on the host nation Canada and many other teams. The organizers have pegged August 9-20 as the return dates for the event.
Young Prodigy Oskar Magnusson who was selected by team Sweden at the postponed event last year has been selected again for the rescheduled tournament.
The 20 year old player was selected by his club in the seventh round pick of the NHL total draft. The Capitals got the pick by relinquishing this year’s pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Magnusson was on target for his country last November
Magnusson, who was born on the 31st of January 2002 has put up some impressive performances for his teams when he has been called upon. The Swede was last called up by his country in November last year for the four nations tournament, and he definitely did not disappoint. On the 14th of November the prodigy scored one of the goals to take the game to 4-2 and contributed a huge quota in Sweden beating Russia by 5 goals to 2.
In total, the Capitals prospect played all of Sweden’s games at the tournament and scored a crucial goal and above all, he proved himself as a quality player. The call up for the world Junior championship is well deserved because he has made a case for himself
Though the Swede got himself a handful of points while playing for the Malmo U20 side, he never really got an opportunity to display his ability in the Swedish Hockey League, and that prompted the 20 year old to make a much needed move to AIK in search of more game time.
“I thought that this would be good for my development and it has turned out that it has been the best choice at the time for my career” the Swede reflected on an interview with hockeysveirege.