Sweden continued their roll through the preliminary round of the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship as they registered a 5-2 win over Slovakia on Day 4 of this tournament. Five players registered two points each in the win, continuing Sweden's approach of winning by committee.
One of the players to register two points in this game was forward Leon Bristedt, who netted a goal and chipped in an assist on a goal by Lucas Wallmark. Through three U18 games, Bristedt has scored three goals and added one assist to make him one of six Swedes to have scored at least four points in the tournament (two players have five points).
Bristedt is a 95-born player and is eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. The 5'8”, 183-pound forward is currently ranked 72nd among European skaters by Central Scouting, so a strong performance at this tournament could help him move up the ranks a bit. Bristedt played for the Linkoping organization during the 2012-13 season.
Bristedt spoke with the media, including Hockey's Future, following Sweden's win over Slovakia.
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