May 28, 2023 Nick Hart
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Penguins organization sent six players to the 2023 IIHF World Championship, and now one is coming back with something for their trophy room. Defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph won the gold medal with Team Canada on Sunday, defeating Germany, 5-2, in the tournament final.

Joseph logged over 22 minutes of ice time in Canada’s clinching game, and averaged 19:47 minutes per game in 10 contests. The 23-year-old blueliner earned one goal and a +6 rating throughout the tournament, as well.

Penguins Nick Bonino, Drew O’Connor and Casey DeSmith had a chance to medal on Sunday as well, but fell short against Latvia in the bronze medal game. The 4-3, overtime triumph for Latvia earned it its first-ever medal at an IIHF World Championship. The U.S. ended up in the bronze medal game after it dropped a previous overtime decision to Germany in Saturday’s semifinal. Team USA went 8-0-2 in 10 games, but will go home empty-handed despite never being bested in regulation.

Check Out the Stats of Other Penguins Players at the IIHF World Championship

Here are the final stats for all Penguins players who participated in the 2023 IIHF World Championship:

JUSTIN ADDAMO, France: 7 GP, 2G, 0A, 2PTS, -2

NICK BONINO, United States: 9 GP, 3G, 1A, 4PTS, +4

CASEY DESMITH, United States: 7 GP, 5-0-2, 1.95GAA, .918sv%, 2 shutouts

P.O JOSEPH, Canada: 10 GP, 1G, 0A, 1PTS, +6

ALEX NYLANDER, Sweden: 8 GP, 0G, 2A, 2PTS, +2

DREW O’CONNOR, United States: 10 GP, 3G, 5A, 8PTS, +8

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