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GOTTA SEE IT: Magnusson Scores First Of World Juniors vs. Hanelt, Germany



Capitals prospect Oskar Magnusson was skating for Sweden at the 2022 World Junior Championships

The Washington Capitals are seeing two of their prospects in Oskar Magnusson and Haakon Hanelt face off against each other on the big stage as Sweden and Germany clash in the World Juniors. And, already in the first period, Magnusson has made his mark.

Magnusson utilized his speed and got behind the defense, getting a jumpstart before collecting a stretch and firing a quick wrister past Nikita Quapp to make it 3-1 for Sweden. It marked his first goal of the tournament and second point in as many games.

The Swede is playing on the fourth line against Germany and has mainly been in that role throughout the WJC so far. He was promoted to the first line for Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Team USA. Hanelt, meanwhile, has been on the third line for the Germans.

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Both Magnusson and Hanelt have goals in the World Juniors so far. Hanelt struck against Switzerland on Friday. His goal stood as the game-winner that sent Germany to the World Juniors quarterfinals.

Hanelt and Magnusson are the only Washington prospects competing in the tournament. Both of them also attended Capitals development camp in mid-July and also played on the same team in the scrimmage.