Lundstrom Wins Silver at World Juniors

The Blues' 2011 draft pick helped backstop Sweden to another medal

Saturday, 01.05.2013 / 9:43 AM
Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues

Blues goalie prospect Niklas Lundstrom helped Sweden earn a silver medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia on Saturday morning.

Lundstrom made 31 saves in a 3-1 loss to the United States in Saturday's Gold Medal game.

Overall in the tournament, Lundstrom posted a 2-1 record alongside a 1.60 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage. His tournament highlights include helping Sweden to a 3-2 shootout win against Russia in the semifinals in which he stopped all three Russian attempts in the shootout.

Lundstrom, 19, has posted a 3-8-0 record with a 3.06 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 11 games for the Swedish Elite League’s (SEL) AIK. Previously, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound goaltender represented Sweden at the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championship, posting a 4-2-0 record along with a 2.14 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.

The Varmdo, Sweden native was originally drafted by the Blues in the fifth round (132nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

To view stats for Blues prospects at the World Junior Championships, go to www.stlouisblues.com/worlds

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