As far as fantasy-available prospects are concerned, many can be found in the recent proclamation of World Junior team announcements. With only a few big omissions that you should be potentially targeting in fantasy leagues (Trey Fix-Wolansky , Jett Woo, etc), the focus can be given towards the Holiday Tournament gift to every prospect following fan. As we move into 2019, we can focus on the massive class of draft eligible players so you can get a head start on planning for your draft but until then, here is a quick snapshot of what the WHL could bring to the U20.
Ian Scott – Prince Albert (TOR)
Calen Addison – Lethbridge (PIT)
Josh Brook – Moose Jaw (MTL)
Ty Smith – Spokane (NJ)
Jaret Anderson-Dolan – Spokane (LA)
Cody Glass – Portland (VGK)
Brett Leason – Prince Albert (undrafted)
As you can tell, Canada should have a quality showing for this tournament as I’d expect most of these players to make the team in the end. It’s possible they send Leason or Addison back to their squads, and let us not forget that Anderson-Dolan has to get back in the swing of things as well. Overall these will all be strong contributing members of Team Canada. Fantasy hockey fans will be watching Ty Smith and Calen Addison in order to scout out their potential at the pro level. My “player to watch” prospect will be Cody Glass. He has the ability to be a game changer for Team Canada and this could be an indicator of why Vegas opted to keep him over recently traded prospect Nick Suzuki.
Alexander Alexeyev – Red Deer (WSH)
He should play big, big, big minutes. (more on him below)