World Juniors 2023: Team Sweden roster, schedule, scores at 2023 IIHF World U20 Championship

Sweden is closing in on a bronze medal at the 2022 World Junior Championships. The country has racked up the third-most medals in world junior history with 20, and the Swedes have only won gold twice and not since 2012.

The team faces another tough test at the 2023 World Juniors. They are one of the top four favorites to win the tournament, but there are already some concerns about the roster.

Sweden released its roster for the 2023 World Juniors earlier this month and one name was notably missing. Simon Edwinsson, the No. 6 pick in the 2021 draft, will not be in the Maritimes for the tournament. The top Swedish defenseman elected to pass on the playoffs, instead remaining in Grand Rapids with the Red Wings AHL team.

Additionally, Sweden is without defenders Elias Salomonson and Mattias Hävelid, both of whom are out with injuries. Accordingly, Sweden’s blue line was without three players who could have played the best minutes.

The Djurgårdens IF trio of Liam Öhgren, Noah Östlund and Jonathan Lekkerimaki have a lot to like up front, including all first-round picks in 2022. One name to keep an eye on is big, talented center Leo Carlsson. Expected to compete for the top five picks in the 2023 NHL Draft. While offense may be Sweden’s weakness in the 2022 tournament, it shouldn’t hinder the team in the winter.

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Jesper Walstedt is not in net for Sweden this time around as the Wild prospect pulled out of the tournament. He won the best goalie award in the 2022 World Junior Tournament. It’s likely that Vegas draft pick Carl Lindbaum will lean on the network for more time.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Team Sweden at the 2023 World Juniors, including their roster, schedule and the results of their games.

Team Sweden 2023 World Junior List


the name NHL Eligibility (Draft)
Philip Bystead Sharks (2022 first round)
Leo Carlson 2023 draft eligible
Jonathan Leckerimaki Canucks (2022 first round)
Fabian Liesel Bruins (2021 first round)
Milton Oscarson Undrafted
Liam Ogren Wild (2022 first round)
Noah Ostland Sabers (2022 first round)
Oscar Peterson Senators (2022 3rd Round)
Simon Robertson Blues (2021 Round 3)
Isaac Rosen Sabers (2021 first round)
Victor Stjernberg Blackhawks (2021 4th round)
William Stromgren Flames (2021 Round 2)
Fabian Wagner Jets (2022 6th round)


the name NHL Eligibility (Draft)
Adam Engstrom Canadiens (2022 3rd Round)
Ludwig Jansen Panthers (2022 4th round)
Hugo Johnson Undrafted
Jacob Noren Undrafted
Call Odelius Islanders (2022 2nd Round)
Elias Peterson Canucks (2022 3rd round)
Axel Sandin Pellikka 2023 draft eligible
Victor Sjolm Undrafted
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the name NHL Eligibility (Draft)
Ian Blomqvist Undrafted
Marcus Brännman Undrafted
Carl Lindbaum Golden Knights (2021 7th round)

When will the 2023 World Juniors start?

  • start date: December 26, 2022
  • Last date: January 5, 2023

With the 2023 tournament starting at the normal time of year, that means the competition will start on the day after Christmas, i.e. on 26 December.

The start of the group stage will take place over the first six days. The semi-finals will be held on January 2nd, the semi-finals will be held on January 4th, and the tournament will conclude with the bronze and gold medal matches on January 5th.

Sweden World Junior Team Schedule

The format for the 2023 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five, each playing a preliminary round-robin tournament to determine seeding, followed by a single-elimination tournament.

Sweden are drawn in Group A. The group includes Canada, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria.

(all times Eastern)

Date the opponent the result Time (ET) TV info
December 26 Austria 1:30 p.m TSN, NHLN
December 27 Germany 1:30 p.m TSN, NHLN
December 29 Czechia 1:30 p.m TSN, NHLN
December 31 Canada 6:30 p.m TSN, NHLN
January 2 TBD (Season Semifinals) TBD TSN, NHLN
January 4 TBD (Semi-Final) TBD TSN, NHLN
January 5 TBD (Gold Medal Game) TBD TSN, NHLN
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How to watch World Junior Games 2023 on TV, live streaming

  • TV channel (Canada): TSN
  • Live Stream (Canada):, the TSN app
  • TV channel (US): NHL Network
  • Live Stream (US): fuboTV

TSN and the NHL Network will once again be home to all the action for the 2023 World Juniors.

Canadian viewers can watch the game on TSN or stream the games via or the TSN app.

American viewers can watch the games live on television on the NHL Network or stream them via fuboTV.

Odds of the 2023 World Juniors

According to Sports Interaction, the 2023 tournament is a four-horse race.

Canada, Finland, USA and Sweden are the clear frontrunners to win this tournament, with the Canadians holding the best odds at +121. All four countries are +464 or higher, while the other six teams are +1299 or lower.

Here are the current odds for the 2023 tournament.

group Imbalance
Canada +121
Finland +232
USA +348
Sweden +464
Czechia +1299
Slovakia +5010
Germany +9280
Switzerland +9280
Austria +50000
Latvia +50000


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