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Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Marcus Krüger Ends WJC with Bronze

Published by on January 6, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

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The Blackhawks had one prospect make the final cut for the WJC, and Marcus Krüger ended the tournament with a bronze medal as part of Team Sweden.

Krüger, a 19-year-old center the Blackhawks drafted in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 2009 Draft, finished the tournament with six assists. Sweden defeated Switzerland 11-4 in the bronze medal game before a classic championship game in which the United States defeated Canada 6-5 in overtime.

Krüger has been described as a skilled playmaker with elite hockey sense and a good long passer. He works well in all three zones, and his leadership has been commended. T...

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