Sweden has iced another competitive team for this year's IIHF U18 World Championship. They tied for second in their group, two points behind Canada, and have opened the playoff round with a resounding 10-0 win over host country and archrival, Finland.
The Swedes have been the top offensive team so far at this U18 but had also given up 11 goals in the preliminary round, but their shutout win over Finland has them looking like a team on a mission at this U18 tournament.
One of the Swedish defenders providing a more defensive approach on the back end is Adam Ollas Mattsson. Mattsson has chipped in three assists in Sweden's five games and is +3 for the tournament.
Mattsson played for Djurgarden, primarily for their SuperElit junior squad. In 33 games for that team, Mattsson scored one goal and added 8 assists for nine points. Mattsson is ranked 15th among European skaters by Central Scouting for the 2014 NHL Draft.
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