Video: Kaliyev pots two in USA's World Junior Summer Showcase win over Sweden - LA Kings Insider

You might be interested in the first minute of the highlights Arthur Kaliyev package from Wednesday’s 6-0 win over Sweden at the World Junior Summer Showcase.

Kaliyev scored twice as part of a three-point, seven-shot outing in an afternoon the United States sat its veteran skaters. As part of a 2001-heavy lineup, Kaliyev skated to the right of Blake McLaughlin (ANA) and John Beecher (BOS), the latter of whom he found with a crisp pass for a bang-bang rush goal on the team’s first shot of the game. He added a pair of his own in the second period by knocking in a fluttering Jordan Harris (MTL) rebound out of mid-air with a baseball-style swat before emphatically burying the long rebound of a Zac Jones (NYR) shot.

United States 6, Sweden 0
Alex Turcotte: 0-0-0, 0, 2 SOG
Arthur Kaliyev: 2-1=3, +3, 7 SOG
Tobias Bjornfot: 0-0=0, -4, 2 SOG
Samuel Fagemo: 0-0=0, -2, 0 SOG

Notable alignment:
Robertson-Turcotte-Brink (USA – first line)
McLaughlin-Beecher-Kaliyev (USA – second line)
Pasic-Back-Fagemo (SWE – third line)
Bjornfot-Broberg (SWE – first pairing)

Finland 8, Canada 3
Kim Nousiainen: 0-0=0, +1, 2 SOG
Akil Thomas: 0-1=1, 0, 1 SOG
Aidan Dudas: DNP

NHL Network broadcast schedule:
Wednesday, July 31: Finland 8, Canada 3 (Nousiainen: +1, 2 SOG; Thomas 0-1=1, 2 PIM)
Wednesday, July 31: USA 6, Sweden 0 (Kaliyev: 2-1=3, 7 SOG)
Friday, August 2: Sweden vs Canada, 10:00 a.m. PT
Friday, August 2: Finland vs USA, 1:00 p.m. PT
Saturday, August 3: Sweden vs Finland, 10:00 a.m. PT
Saturday, August 3: USA vs Canada, 1:00 p.m. PT

–Lead photo via David J. Parrotta

Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.