Blue Jackets prospects participating in 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships in Sweden

Thursday, 12.26.2013 / 3:30 PM ET / News
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Blue Jackets prospects participating in 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships in Sweden
Several Blue Jackets prospects are participating in the 2014 IIHF World Junior tournament in Sweden, which began today (Dec. 26).

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships began today in Malmo, Sweden, with several players drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in recent years representing their respective countries at the 10-team tournament.

Sweden will have a pair of Jackets prospects on its roster, as center Alexander Wennberg (Round 1, 14th Overall in 2013) and goaltender Oscar Dansk (R2/31 in 2012) will both be members of the host nation’s delegation. Team Canada will also have two Columbus draft picks on its roster – forwards Kerby Rychel (R1/19 in 2013) and Josh Anderson (R4/95 in 2012).

Other Blue Jackets prospects playing in this year’s tournament include Slovakian center Marko Dano (R1/27 in 2013) and Norwegian left winger Markus Soberg (R6/165 in 2013). Forward Oliver Bjorkstrand (R3/89 in 2013), and Team Denmark recently won the Division I portion of the World Juniors in Poland, earning promotion to the Top Division in 2015.

More information on the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships can be obtained by visiting


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