Pittsburgh Penguins defense prospect Calen Addison added to his trophy case as Team Canada defeated Team Russia 4-3 in the World Junior Championship Gold Medal game, Sunday. Addison, a 2018 Penguins second-rounder, contributed to his team’s golden effort by assisting on all three of Canada’s goals in the third period. Team Canada started the final frame trailing Team Russia 2-1 before surrendering a goal eight minutes after puck drop. Addison assisted on goals by teammates Connor McMichael, Barrett Hayton, and Akil Thomas over the next six minutes to take a late lead. Here is Addison’s primary assist on Hayton’s tying goal.
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Calen Addison’s three-point performance led all skaters and added to his already impressive stat line in the tournament. The Brandon, MB native finished his first taste of WJC action with nine points in seven games. Last year, Addison was among the final cuts for Canada’s squad, but proved this year he could contribute on a international stage. Addison’s only goal of the tournament was pivotal in beating Team Germany.
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