Ahead of the tournament, a few had heard of him but he’s quickly making a name for himself. Sudden fan-favorite and Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjällby scored a gorgeous shorthanded breakaway goal – all while chewing on his mouth guard.
Halfway through the second period, Team Switzerland was given a power play while Sweden led 2-1. While on the penalty kill, Jonsson-Fjällby stole the puck inside the defensive blue line and took off.
The speedy winger broke away from everyone on the ice and was left to face Switzerland goaltender Matteo Ritz. He made no mistake, firing the puck into the back of the net.
This was the first goal in the tournament by the longhaired Swede, though he tallied a beautiful assist on Thursday.
As the Swedes kept the pressure on Team Switzerland for the remainder of the game, Jonsson-Fjällby’s shorthanded strike would prove to be the game winning goal in the 7-2 victory. Jonsson-Fjällby’s tally also secured Team Sweden’s 43rd straight group stage win.
In attendance for todays game was former Capitals forward Michael Nylander, who was watching his youngest son, Alex, represent Sweden.
In September, Jonsson-Fjällby signed with the Playmaker Agency, Nylander’s representative firm.
Cara Bahniuk also contributed to this article.
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