The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in Czech Republic. The tournament starts on December 26th 2019 and ends on January 5th 2020. The official website of the tournament is: https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2020/wm20

 

Participating countries

 

Group A (Trinec)

Group B (Ostrava)

 

Team Finland 

Team Preview article by Jokke Nevalainen

DPR team preview with Jokke Nevalainen

Players of interest:

C Aatu Räty (2021)
Rasmus Kupari (LAK)
Patrik Puistola (CAR)
W Matias Maccelli (ARZ)
F Antti Saarela (CHI)
W Aku Räty (ARZ)
W Sampo Ranta (COL)
C Kristian Tanus (undrafted)
W Lenni Killinen (CAR)
W Joonas Oden (undrafted)
W Eemil Erholtz (undrafted)
C Ville Petman (undrafted)

LHD Ville Heinola (WPG)
RHD Lassi Thomson (OTT)
LHD Kim Nousiainen (LAK)
RHD Anttoni Honka (CAR)
LHD Mikko Kokkonen (TOR)
LHD Santeri Hatakka (SJS)
LHD Toni Utunen (VAN)
LHD Peetro Seppälä (undrafted)

Justus Annunen (COL)
G Jasper Patrikainen (undrafted)

 

Team Canada 

Team Preview article by Cam Robinson

DPR team preview with Steven Ellis

Players of interest:

W Alexis Lafrenière (2020)
C Quinton Byfield (2020)
C Barrett Hayton (ARZ)
Dylan Cozens (BUF)
C Joe Veleno (DET)
C Connor McMichael (WSH)
W Nolan Foote (TBL)
C Ty Dellandrea (DAL)
Liam Foudy (CBJ)
Akil Thomas (LAK)
W Dawson Mercer (2020)
W Raphaël Lavoie (EDM)
F Aidan Dudas (LAK)

LHD Bowen Byram (COL)
RHD Jamie Drysdale (2020)
LHD Ty Smith (NJD)
RDH Calen Addison (PIT)
RHD Jacob Bernard-Docker (OTT)
LHD Jared McIsaac (DET)
LHD Kevin Bahl (NJD)

G Olivier Rodrigue (EDM)
G Joel Hofer (STL)
G Nico Daws (undrafted)

 

Team Sweden 

Team Preview article by Jokke Nevalainen

DPR team preview with Jimmy Hamrin

Players of interest:

W Lucas Raymond (2020)
W Alexander Holtz (2020)
W Nils Höglander (VAN)
W Samuel Fagemo (LAK)
W Jonatan Berggren (DET)
C Karl Henriksson (NYR)
W Albin Eriksson (DAL)
C David Gustafsson (WPG)
W Nikola Pasic (NJD)
C Oskar Bäck (DAL)
W Linus Nässén (undrafted)
F Linus Öberg (undrafted)
C Hugo Gustafsson (undrafted)

LHD Rasmus Sandin (TOR)
RHD Nils Lundkvist (NYR)
LHD Philip Broberg (EDM)
RHD Victor Söderström (ARZ)
LHD Tobias Björnfot (LAK)
LHD Mattias Norlinder (MTL)
LHD Adam Ginning (PHI)

Hugo Alnefelt (TBL)
Erik Portillo (BUF)
Jesper Eliasson (DET)

 

Team USA 

DPR team preview with Steve Kournianos

Players of interest:

C Alex Turcotte (LAK)
W Cole Caufield (MTL)
W Oliver Wahlstrom (NYI)
C Trevor Zegras (ANA)
W Arthur Kaliyev (LAK)
W Bobby Brink (PHI)
W Nicholas Robertson (TOR)
C John Beecher (BOS)
C Shane Pinto (OTT)
C Jack Drury (CAR)
C Curtis Hall (BOS)
C Jacob Pivonka (NYI)
C Parker Ford (undrafted)

LHD K’Andre Miller (NYR)
LHD Cam York (PHI)
LHD Zachary Jones (NYR)
LHD Mattias Samuelsson (BUF)
LHD Jordan Harris (MTL)
RHD Ty Emberson (ARZ)
LHD Spencer Stastney (NSH)

G Spencer Knight (FLA)
G Dustin Wolf (CGY)
G Isaiah Saville (VGK)

 

Team Switzerland 

Players of interest:

C Valentin Nussbaumer (ARZ)
W Simon Knak (2020)

LHD Tim Berni (CBJ)
LHD Nico Gross (NYR)

G Akira Schmid (NJD)

 

Team Russia 

DPR team preview with Viktor Fomich

Players of interest:

W Grigori Denisenko (FLA)
W Vasili Podkolzin (VAN)
W Pavel Dorofeyev (VGK)
W Kirill Marchenko (CBJ)
C Alexander Khovanov (MIN)
C Ivan Morozov (VGK)
C Nikita Alexandrov (STL)
W Dmitri Voronkov (CBJ)
W Maxim Groshev (2020)
W Yegor Sokolov (undrafted)

LHD Alexander Romanov (MTL)
LHD Yegor Zamula (PHI)
LHD Daniil Misyul (NJD)
LHD Daniil Zhuravlyov (COL)

Yaroslav Askarov (2020)
G Amir Miftakhov (undrafted)

 

Team Slovakia 

Players of interest:

W Maxim Cajkovic (TBL)
W Oliver Okuliar (undrafted)

LHD Samuel Knazko (2020)

G Samuel Hlavaj (undrafted)

 

Team Czech Republic 

Players of interest:

W Jan Mysak (2020)
Jaromir Pytlik (2020)
F Jan Jenik (ARZ)
W Michal Teplý (CHI)
Jakub Lauko (BOS)
Matej Pekar (BUF)
W Adam Raska (2020)
W Karel Plasek (VAN)
Matej Blümel (EDM)
C Petr Cajka (undrafted)
C Jan Sir (undrafted)

RHD Martin Hugo Has (WSH)
RHD Simon Kubicek (2020)
LHD Radek Kucerik (2020)
LHD Karel Klikorka (2020)

G Lukas Dostal (ANA)
G Lukas Parik (LAK)
G Nick Malik (2020)

 

Team Kazakhstan 

Players of interest:

W Maxim Musorov (undrafted)

LHD Artyom Korolyov (2020)

G Vladislav Nurek (undrafted)

 

Team Germany 

Players of interest:

F Tim Stützle (2020)
W Dominik Bokk (CAR)
W Lukas Reichel (2020)
W John-Jason Peterka (2020)
W Justin Schütz (FLA)
F Taro Jentzsch (undrafted)
W Nino Kinder (undrafted)

RHD Moritz Seider (DET)

 

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