More Leafs Headed To Worlds
Wednesday, 05.05.2010 / 10:05 AM / News
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Maple Leafs netminder Jonas Gustavsson is of one of seven Maple Leafs who will be taking part in the 2010 World Hockey Championships in Germany.
Gustavsson represented Sweden at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics where he picked up a victory in his only start.
He will also be joined on the Swedish team with Rickard Wallin and Carl Gunnarsson
Gustavsson also won a bronze medal with Sweden at the 2009 World Championships in Switzerland. In five games he posted a 3-2-0 record with a 2.83 goals against average and a .914 save percentage.
Christian Hanson will be playing with the USA and Francois Beauchemin for Team Canada.
Hanson is coming off his first pro season with the Maple Leafs. In 31 games this season he had two goals and five assists and was a minus 2. For his career, he has nine points in 36 games.
Beauchemin will be playing for Canada for the very first time. The Leafs blueliner had 26 points in 82 games in his first season with Toronto. Beauchemin had 88 hits which was fourth best on the team.
Two more Maple Leafs forwards will be taking part. Nikolai Kulemin will be suiting up with Russia. He helped Russia win a Bronze Medal in 2007.
Mikhail Grabovski will be playing for Belarus this spring after missing the Olympics due to injury.