Monday, 3 September 2012

Christian Djoos Shines at Four Nations Tournament

When the Washington Capitals' European prospects do well, the Europeans among us here at Caps Across the Pond are happy.

And with the doom of the Collective Bargaining Agreement talks leaving us all distraught, a certain Caps' 2012 7th-rounder thought he might do us all a favo(u)r and cheer us up.

This past week, Team Czech Republic, Team Finland, Team Russia, and Team Sweden descended on Kravare in the Czech Republic for the Four Nations U20 Tournament, and while 1st-rounder Filip Forsberg stayed home with Leksand, Brynäs defenseman Christian Djoos tagged along the Swedish team, and wound up being one of the stars of the tournament.

Sweden started their campaign with a 3-2 overtime win over Russia, with Djoos recording an assist as well as the overtime, game-winning goal.

In the second game, Sweden pulverized the hosts, 10-2. Djoos recorded two power-play assists in the win.

Djoos was pointless in the third game, but Sweden still beat Finland 2-1 with an overtime winner by Montreal Canadiens prospect Sebastian Collberg.

Team Sweden ended up winning the tournament, with Djoos, who impressed at the Caps annual Development Camp, picking up one goal and three assists in total.

So, bra spelat, Christian.

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