Tuomo Ruutu claimed gold at the IIHF World Championships as Finland crushed Sweden 6-1 in the championship game Sunday.
Ruttu and Jeff Skinner finished tied for 25th in tournament scoring with six points each, while Ruutu's six goals tied him for third in the tournament.
Ruutu was fifth in scoring for Finland; Skinner was third for Canada, which was eliminated Thursday with a quarterfinal loss to Russia. Defensive prospect Justin Krueger played in all seven games for Germany, which also lost in the quarterfinals, but was a team-worst minus-5. He did have an assist.
Denmark goalie Fredrik Andersen, a seventh-round pick in 2010, was named one of Denmark's three best players at the tournameent. He played in four of Denmark's six games with a 3.41 goals-against average and .910 save percentage, the latter 10th in the tournament. Andersen, who had been playing in Denmark, recently signed a two-year contract with Frolunda of the Swedish Elitserien, where his teammates will include former Hurricanes prospect Magnus Kahnberg.
Hurricanes trainer Pete Friesen served that role for Team Canada. Former Hurricanes goalie prospect Daniel Manzato was on the Switzerland roster but did not play.