Is there a champion in the house? Liam Öhgren recently played his part in Sweden’s impressive phoenix journey in the World Juniors Under-18s’, losing the opening game to Latvia to later redeem themselves with an upset win in the final against the United States.
Yes, Sweden were outshot 51-15. And yes, it was an impressive effort by goaltender Hugo Hävelid combined with an unreal offensive efficiency. But a gold medal is a gold medal.
After a successful junior career, it is now time for Öhgren to complete the next step of his hockey journey and get drafted as a top prospect in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.