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2007 IIHF World Junior Championship - Leksand/Mora, Sweden

Leksand and Mora, Sweden | Dec. 26-Jan. 5

The U.S. National Junior Team earned its second medal in four years with a bronze medal finish at the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Leksand and Mora, Sweden.

Taylor Chorney served as captain for Team USA, which for the first time ever included two first-overall NHL draft picks in defenseman Erik Johnson (2006, St. Louis blues) and forward Patrick Kane (2007, Chicago Blackhawks). Johnson was named the Best Defenseman of the tournament by the directorate and named to the tournament All-Star Team alongside Kane.

Team USA Results | 3-1-2-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L)

Dec. 26 Germany OTL, 2-1
Dec. 27 Canada L, 3-6
Dec. 30 Slovakia W, 6-1
Dec. 31 Sweden OTW, 3-2
Jan. 2 Finland
W, 6-3
Jan. 3 Canada
OTL, 1-2
Jan. 5 Sweden
Bronze Medal Game
W, 2-1

2007 U.S. Roster

Taylor Chorney captained Team USA; Roster included two first overall NHL picks:

Patrick Kane (2007), Erik Johnson (2006)

2007 U.S. Statistics

Erik Johnson led the U.S. with 10 points while Patrick Kane tallied five goals

Tournament Awards

Award Player(s)
Directorate Award Erik Johnson (Best Defenseman)
All-Star Team Patrick Kane (Forward)
Erik Johnson (Defenseman)

Final 2007 IIHF WJC Rankings

1. Canada
2. Russia
3. United States
4. Sweden
5. Czech Republic
6. Finland
7. Switzerland
8. Slovakia
9. Germany
10. Belarus