Wings prospect Moritz Seider named best D-man at hockey worlds; Canada wins gold

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Nick Paul scored in overtime on a 2-and-1 break with Ottawa Senators teammate Connor Brown and Canada won its 27th world hockey title, beating Finland 3-2 on Sunday night.

Brown slid the puck over to Paul and he beat goaltender Jussi Olkinuora 6:26 into the extra frame.

Andrew Mangiapane, whose arrival midway through the preliminary round provided a spark for Canada, was named player of the tournament. The Calgary Flames forward had seven goals — including the winners in Canada’s quarterfinal and semifinal victories — and four assists in seven games.

Red Wings German defense prospect Moritz Seider, drafted sixth-overall by Detroit in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, was named as the tournament’s top defenseman by the tournament directorate. He was also named to the tournament’s All-Star team.

Seider finished with five assists in 10 games and his efforts on the blue line helped carry Germany to Sunday’s bronze-medal game against the United States.

It’s the second major award given to Seider in recent weeks; at just 20 years old, he was named in May as the Swedish Hockey League’s defenseman of the year for the 2020-21 season.

Maxime Comtois and Adam Henrique also scored for Canada on Sunday, which looked down-and-out after losing its first three games in Riga before going on an improbable run to the top of the podium.

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Brown assisted on all three of Canada’s goals in the final to end the championship with a tournament-high 16 points (two goals, 14 assists).

Mikael Ruohomaa and Petteri Lindbohm scored for Finland.

Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves.

Earlier, the United States beat Germany 6-1 in the claimed bronze with a 6-1 win over Germany. Cal Petersen made 33 saves for the Americans.

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