Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Emil Molin and Robert Hagg, Sweden

By Chapin Landvogt

Robert Hagg - Sweden

Photo: Swedish defenseman Robert Hagg is receiving some good exposure at the 2013 WJC in a year where he is considered one of the better defenders available for the NHL Draft (courtesy of Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

While Team Sweden is short a few top names at the 2013 World Juniors, their roster still sports some top, young prospects of the hockey world. Players like Filip Forsberg, Victor Rask, and Rickard Rakell should one day be skating in the NHL, probably sooner rather than later.

One somewhat unheralded Swedish player, forward Emil Molin, has had a productive WJC so far.  In four games for Sweden, the Dallas Stars prospect has scored two goals and added three assists. Both of Molin's goals have come on the power-play, so it appears that Swedish head coach Roger Ronnberg has faith in Molin's offensive abilities.

Another Swede looking to make a name for himself at this WJC is defenseman Robert Hagg. Hagg is considered a top defender for the 2013 NHL Draft and, after a shaky start to his tournament, has seemed to settle down to play the type of hockey that is expected of him.

Both players met with the media following their practice for their semi-final match-up with Russia, with their comments being included in this HF video. 


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