Andersson on tossing silver medal: 'Guy in the stands' wanted it more
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Team Sweden will return home with silver medals for their efforts at the world juniors. That is, except for captain Lias Andersson.

The New York Rangers first-round pick hurled his silver medal into the crowd following Friday's 3-1 loss to Canada. Afterward, Andersson admitted he didn't regret the decision.

"There was one guy in the stands who wanted it more than me," Andersson told reporters. "So I decided to give it to him, I think he deserved it.

"I was just going to have it home in some box or whatever."

Andersson previously won a silver medal with Sweden at the World Under-18 Championships and it appears it was another achievement he doesn't hold in high regard.

"I have a silver medal from the U-18 worlds and I haven't checked it in two years since I lost last time. So I don't regret it," Andersson said.

Andersson finished this year's tournament with six goals and seven points in seven games.

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Andersson on tossing silver medal: 'Guy in the stands' wanted it more
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