Tournament Review: U20 Four Nations – November 2019 (Part 2)

Jokke Nevalainen

2019-11-12

 

In this article, I will go through the most interesting prospects from Team Sweden and Team Czech Republic who played at the U20 Four Nations tournament this past weekend. In case you missed the first part where I covered Team Finland and Team Russia, click here: https://dobberprospects.com/tournament-review-u20-four-nations-november-2019-part-1/

 

Sweden

 

Team Sweden won the tournament by winning all three games. They scored a total of 10 goals which led the tournament.

 

Nils Höglander, W, Vancouver Canucks – Höglander played on the second line and was the net-front guy on the second power play unit in each game. He wasn’t very noticeable in game one but was the best player on the ice in game two where he had two goals and a primary assist. Those three points were the only ones he got in the tournament, and they were good enough to tie the team lead. But that doesn’t mean he was only good in one game because I very much liked his third game as well. He had a few scoring chances in that game as well but just couldn’t bury it. Höglander showed great effort level in all three games and he flashed his elite hands a few times. He is a very fun player to watch because he’s always trying to do creative things with the puck – at times, even too much so. He plays with a lot of speed, and sometimes it’s difficult for his linemates to be on the same page with him. Höglander is a lock for the final WJC roster and should play a top-six role there.

 

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