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Lundkvist and Henriksson earn bronze in WJC

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Two of the Rangers Swedish prospects earned some hardware today

2020 IIHF World U20 Championship, quarter-finals: Sweden vs Czech Republic Photo by Peter Kovalev\TASS via Getty Images

New York Rangers prospects Karl Henriksson and Nils Lundkvist captured bronze at the 2020 World Junior Championships as a result of Team Sweden’s 3-2 victory over Finland this morning. Henriksson was the Rangers’ 58th overall pick of the 2019 Draft and is turning 19 in one month; Lundkvist was the 28th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Lundkvist finished the tournament with one goal, seven assists, and 16 shots on goal in seven games for Sweden. As of today, he is the second-highest scoring defenseman in the WJC and finished second on scoring on Sweden’s blue line behind Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Rasmus Sandin. Lundkvist averaged 17:32 TOI/GP, which ranked second on Team Sweden behind only Sandin.

Henriksson picked up a goal and notched two assists in his seven appearances for Team Sweden. He finished the tournament with just four shots on goal, but that number is not altogether surprising for a pass-first center like Henriksson. He averaged 9:54 TOI/GP — the third-lowest average ice time among Team Sweden’s forwards.

Team Canada and Team Russia will play the gold medal game of the 2020 WJC Today.

All data courtesy of IIHF.com.