The IIHF World Hockey Championships wrapped up on Sunday with Sweden winning a second straight gold medal after defending their title against Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout. For the Edmonton Oilers, only Adam Larsson was able to bring a medal home after Canada came up flat against the Americans in their semi-final matchup earlier in the day.
In total, the Oilers had seven regulars (semi-regular in Auvitu’s case) and one prospect representing them at the World Hockey Championships with each player finding varying levels of success. Below, we’ve put together the numbers on how each player performed for their respective clubs and where they finished in the tournament standings.
|Connor McDavid||Canada||10||5||7||12||10||+6||Lost Bronze Medal Game|
|Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||Canada||10||5||3||8||2||+5||Lost Bronze Medal Game|
|Darnell Nurse||Canada||10||0||1||1||4||-1||Lost Bronze Medal Game|
|Leon Draisaitl||Germany||7||2||7||9||16||+2||Lost in Group Stage|
|Adam Larsson (Gold)||Sweden||10||1||2||3||10||+13||Won Tournament|
|Andrej Sekera||Slovakia||7||1||2||3||4||-3||Lost in Group Stage|
|Yohann Auvitu||France||4||0||1||1||0||-2||Lost in Group Stage|
|Patrick Russell||Denmark||7||0||0||0||0||0||Lost in Group Stage|
- Connor McDavid led Team Canada by nine points with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins being tied for second place.
- Leon Draisaitl also led Team Germany in scoring and was amongst the tournament leaders despite not playing as many games as many of his counterparts.
- Adam Larsson sported the highest +/- of any player on Team Sweden. His three points ranked third amongst Swedish defenceman, trailing only Oliver Ekman-Larsson (seven points) and John Klingberg (six points).
- Andrej Sekera led all Slovakian defenceman with three points and was a notable bright spot despite missing the majority of his season due to surgery.
Source: Elite Prospects, Official Website Stats for the IIHF World Championships, 5/21/2018 – 4:45 pm MST