A couple of Canadiens players and a Habs prospect will be coming home from the World Hockey Championship in Sweden with medals.
Raphael Diaz was part of the Switzerland team that settled for silver after losing 5-1 to Sweden in Sunday’s final. It marked the first medal at the tournament for Switzerland in 60 years. Diaz logged 20:45 of ice time in the gold-medal game.
Alex Galchenyuk was the star for the United States in the bronze-medal game, scoring twice in the shootout during a 3-2 win over Finland after the Americans blew a 2-0 third-period lead. Canadiens prospect Danny Kristo, a second-round draft pick in 2008 (56th overall) was also on Team USA.
Other Canadiens players who participated at the world championship were Tomas Plekanec (Czech Republic), P.K. Subban (Canada) and prospect Tim Bozon (France), a third-round pick (64th overall) at last year’s NHL entry draft..
(Photo by Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)