The Danes will be seen as one of the weaker teams in their pool, but they do have one thing going for them: experience. Eleven players from last year’s squad are eligible to return, including a couple NHL prospects.
The key to the offense will be Jonas Rondbjerg (Vegas), who led the team in scoring in Buffalo a year ago and will be even more important this time around. Rondbjerg has been playing against men all season with the Vaxjo Lakers in Sweden’s top pro league. Undrafted forwards such as Phillip Schultz and Andreas Grundtvig are also veterans of last year’s entry and have had decent success in other international appearances.
The big man on the blueline is Malte Setkov (Detroit), and he has also chipped in some offense while wearing a Danish jersey. Setkov has a 6-foot-6 frame that...
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Ryan Kennedy is the associate senior writer and draft/prospect expert at The Hockey News. He has been with the publication since 2005 and in that span, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his house. He lives in Toronto with his wife and kids where he listens to loud music and collects NCAA pennants.