Riley Barber and his Team USA have won gold at the 2013 World Juniors, beating Sweden 3-1 in the final.
USA had previously finished third in preliminary group B, before beating the Czech Republic 7-0 in the quarter-final and Canada 5-1 in the semis.
Barber, who skated on a line with fellow Miami RedHawks forward Sean Kuraly and top Montreal Canadiens prospect Alex Galchenyuk, did not record any points in the final, nevertheless ending the tournament with an impressive three goals and three assists in seven games played.
Fellow Caps prospects Christian Djoos and Filip Forsberg each captured a silver medal, very impressive considering the Swedes were missing arguably their four most important players in Ottawa Senators forward Mika Zibanejad, who scored the tournament-winning overtime goal in last year's final, Minnesota Wild blueliner Jonas Brodin, Edmonton Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom, and Anaheim Ducks first-rounder Hampus Lindholm.
Sweden had finished top of preliminary group A, going on to beat Russia 3-2 (SO) in the semi-final to reach the gold medal game.
Djoos and captain Forsberg were both pointless in the final. Djoos ended the tournament with three assists and a -2 rating from six games. Forsberg had three goals and two assists and was named to the tournament All-Star Team.
All three players remain eligible for the 2014 tournament to be held in Malmö, Sweden, and though Forsberg is unlikely to feature as there is a good chance he'll be starring with the Washington Capitals, Djoos and Barber will both likely return.
Russia beat Canada 6-5 (OT) to capture bronze on home soil.