47 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

The World Junior Ice Hockey Championships is an annual event that brings together the best young hockey talent from around the world. The tournament is held each year in December and January and is hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

The tournament has been running for over 45 years and is one of the most prestigious events in the world of ice hockey. The event has been dominated by Canada and the former Soviet Union/CIS/Russia, who have won a combined total of 31 gold medals over the years.

Teams from other countries have also had success at the tournament, with Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic all winning several gold medals.

The World Junior Ice Hockey Championships is a great opportunity for the best young players to showcase their talent and compete against each other in a high-level tournament.

Table of Contents

1. Peter Forsberg

Center

Peter Forsberg Career

  • 1993–94: Modo Hockey
  • 1994–95: Modo Hockey
  • 1994–95: Quebec Nordiques
  • 1995–96: Colorado Avalanche
  • 1996–97: Colorado Avalanche
  • 1997–98: Colorado Avalanche
  • 1998–99: Colorado Avalanche

Peter Forsberg was a 6'0" 183 cm center who played in the NHL for 18 seasons. He is best known for his time with the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers, where he won three Stanley Cups.

In 2002, Forsberg was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. After retiring from professional hockey in 2013, Forsberg turned to coaching and currently works as an assistant coach for HC Davos of the Swiss-A league.

Peter Forsberg has also pursued other interests outside of hockey including acting and music (he has released two albums). 

Forsberg is one of the most decorated European ice hockey players of all time, winning multiple medals at both the Winter Olympics and World Championships.

Forsberg spent almost his entire playing career with the Philadelphia Flyers before moving to Nashville in 2011. Forsberg was known for his blazing speed and scoring ability on the ice, amassing more than 1,000 points in his NHL career.

After a disappointing stint with Nashville, Forsberg announced his retirement from professional hockey following the 2012–13 season. Forsberg currently resides in Sweden where he works as a commentator for TV channels and events around ice hockey.

Also Played For: quebec nordiques, colorado avalanche

2. Jordan Eberle

Right winger

Jordan Eberle Career

  • 2007–08: Regina Pats
  • 2008–09: Regina Pats
  • 2008–09: Springfield Falcons
  • 2009–10: Regina Pats
  • 2009–10: Springfield Falcons
  • 2010–11: Edmonton Oilers

Jordan Eberle is a right-wing who has played for the Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and Calgary Flames in his NHL career. He was drafted by the Oilers in the third round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Eberle scored 46 goals and added 82 assists for 128 points during the 2010-11 season with Edmonton, winning both the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year and the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP that year. 

In 2013, he was traded to New York where he spent four seasons before being dealt to Calgary at the trade deadline in 2017.

During his time with Edmonton, he won two Stanley Cups (2008 & 2009) and an Olympic gold medal (2010). On July 1st, 2018 Jordan Eberle re-signed with Calgary on a one-year contract worth $5 million USD. 

He finished second on Team Canada's roster in their successful quest for Olympic gold once again this year - scoring 4 goals along with 5 assists over 7 games while averaging almost 17 minutes per game.

Also Played For: 2010–11 nhl season, seattle kraken

3. Eric Lindros

Center

Eric Lindros Career

  • 1988–89: St. Michael's Buzzers
  • 1988–89: Canadian National Team
  • 1989–90: Detroit Compuware Ambassadors
  • 1989–90: Canadian National Team
  • 1989–90: Oshawa Generals
  • 1989–90: Oshawa Generals
  • 1990–91: Oshawa Generals

Eric Lindros is a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and one of the greatest players in NHL history. He was drafted first overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1991 and went on to become one of the most dominant centres in league history, amassing over 800 points in his career.

After leaving the Flyers, Lindros played for New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Quebec Nordiques before retiring from professional hockey at age 26 due to concerns about injuries. 

Eric has since worked as an analyst with TSN and served as a consultant for Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics where he helped lead them to their third consecutive gold medal victory.

In 2016, Lindros was named captain of Team Canada's entry into the World Cup of Hockey where they reached the semi-finals but lost to Russia.

Also Played For: stanley cup, philadelphia flyers

4. Brayden Schenn

Center

Brayden Schenn Career

  • 2007–08: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2008–09: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2009–10: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2009–10: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2010–11: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2010–11: Manchester Monarchs
  • 2010–11: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2010–11: Saskatoon Blades

Brayden Schenn is a Canadian centre who has played for the St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers in his career to date. A skilled player, Brayden Schenn can score goals with both hands and is excellent on the penalty kill.

Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Brayden Schenn made an immediate impact with his team, scoring 41 points in 48 games during his rookie season. 

In 2012-13, Brayden Schenn had another strong year with 58 points in 82 games as he helped lead St. Louis to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1970-71 However they were beaten by Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in the final game of that series. 

Averaging over 20 minutes per game across 7 seasons with Philadelphia (2013-present), Brayden Schenn has established himself as one of their key players and is currently club captain.

In December 2018 it was announced that after 7 years at Philly he would be joining brother Jake on loan from Los Angeles Kings for 3 months.

This move came about due to injuries to both brothers which left them without any teams willing to take them on long-term contracts. Brayden will be returning home to play for STL next season and we are really excited about this.

Also Played For: 2019–20 nhl season, 2017–18 nhl season

5. Trevor Zegras

Center

Trevor Zegras Career

  • 2016–17: Avon Old Farms
  • 2017–18: U.S. National Development Team
  • 2018–19: U.S. National Development Team
  • 2019–20: Boston University
  • 2020–21: San Diego Gulls
  • 2020–21: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2021–22: Anaheim Ducks

Trevor Zegras was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Trevor is currently playing for their American Hockey League affiliate, the San Diego Gulls.

He has played in 43 games this season and has scored 5 goals and 18 assists for 23 points. Trevor is a big, physical forward who can score with his hands or as a sniper from distance on goal.

His ceiling could be very high if he continues to develop at his current rate; expect him to become an important player for the Ducks down the line. Trevor Zegras is a left-handed center who was drafted 9th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Trevor has played for several teams throughout his career including the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) and Windsor Spitfires (OHL). He currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL where he has had some impressive performances, most notably scoring 33 points in 38 games during the 2018-19 season.

Trevor is an offensively gifted player with a good shot and hockey sense which makes him very difficult to defend against on ice. 

With his talent and potential, Trevor is set to continue progressing as a player and make an impact at both junior and professional level in years to come.

Also Played For: nhl under 25, anaheim ducks

6. Mason McTavish

Center

Mason McTavish Career

  • 2018–19: Pembroke Lumber Kings
  • 2019–20: Peterborough Petes
  • 2020–21: EHC Olten
  • 2021–22: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2021–22: San Diego Gulls
  • 2021–22: Peterborough Petes
  • 2021–22: Hamilton Bulldogs

Mason McTavish is a Swiss-born forward who played for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the NHL. 

Mason was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers with their seventh overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, but he never made it to North America and instead opted to play for his hometown team, the Bulldogs.

Mason had an impressive rookie season with Hamilton, scoring 21 goals and 43 points in 73 games before being signed by Edmonton as a free agent at the end of 2017-18. 

In 2018-19, Mason struggled defensively but still managed 16 goals and 36 points in 71 games - good enough for fourth on Hamilton's scoring list behind Dylan Strome, Mitch Marner and Tyler Bozak - earning him another contract from Edmonton worth $650K over three years.

As one of only two players under 24 years old on Edmonton's roster (the other being rookie defenseman Evan Bouchard), McTavish has been given ample opportunity to show what he can do this season; however, injuries have hampered his progress somewhat so far.

Also Played For: hamilton bulldogs, memorial cup

7. Markus Näslund

Left wing

Markus Näslund Career

  • 1988–89: Örnsköldsviks SK
  • 1989–90: Modo Hockey
  • 1989–90: Modo Hockey
  • 1990–91: Modo Hockey
  • 1991–92: Modo Hockey
  • 1992–93: Modo Hockey
  • 1992–93: Modo Hockey
  • 1993–94: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1993–94: Cleveland Lumberjacks
  • 1994–95: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1994–95: Cleveland Lumberjacks

Markus Näslund was born in 1973 and is from Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. He began his hockey career playing for Modo Hockey before moving to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, and New York Rangers.

He represented Sweden at international level on numerous occasions including World Championships and the Olympics. In 2007, he signed a contract with HC Davos of the Swiss National League A where he played until 2013.

Since retiring as a player, Markus has become an assistant coach with MODO Hockey's junior team in Sweden and also works as a commentator for Swedish television channels during NHL games.. Markus Näslund is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player.

He played over 1000 games in the NHL with the Penguins and was one of their most consistent players for many years. Markus Näslund was also a regular on Sweden's World Championships and Olympic teams, winning two silver medals in 2002 and 2006 respectively.

After retiring from playing, Markus became an assistant coach with IFK Goteborg before being appointed head coach of Orebro Hockey team in early 2014. 

In 2008 he married actress Sofia Helin, who starred in the Swedish version of "The Office". They have three children together - Lillie (born 2009), Oscar (2011) and Emilia (2013).

As a father-of-three, Markus now spends his time coaching his kids' sports teams as well as pursuing other interests outside of hockey including golfing and cooking.

Also Played For: vancouver canucks

8. Pavel Bure

Pavel Bure Career

  • 1987–88: CSKA Moscow
  • 1988–89: CSKA Moscow
  • 1989–90: CSKA Moscow
  • 1990–91: CSKA Moscow
  • 1991–92: Vancouver Canucks
  • 1992–93: Vancouver Canucks
  • 1993–94: Vancouver Canucks
  • 1994–95: Spartak Moscow
  • 1994–95: EV Landshut

Pavel Bure was a prolific goal scorer in the NHL, and is widely considered one of the greatest players to ever play the game. After playing for several teams in Russia and Europe, Bure joined the Vancouver Canucks in 1989.

He quickly became a fan favorite due to his scoring ability and fearless play on ice. Following stints with Spartak Moscow, EV Landshut, and Florida Panthers, Bure returned to Vancouver as an all-star player in 1997. He retired from hockey following that season.

Pavel Bure was inducted into both the Hockey Hall of Fame (2012) and Russian Hockey Hall of Fame (2008). In addition, he has also been awarded numerous other accolades including being named Canada's Greatest Male Athlete of All Time by Sports Illustrated magazine (2005).

Outside of hockey, Pavel has worked as a television commentator for many sporting events across North America and Europe over the years since retiring from professional hockey competition. 

As one half of MTV's popular show The Real World: San Diego alongside cast mate Tony Vlachos,[3] Pavel continues to be involved in promoting healthy living through his work with various charities around the world.

Pavel Vladimirovich Bure ("Pasha" or "Bury")[1][2] born March 31 , 1971 [age 51 ] is a former Russian professional ice hockey right winger who played 17 seasons in National Hockey League . 

Known primarily for his shooting ability left hand , he ranks fourth all time among active NHL players with 526 goals.

Also Played For: florida panthers

9. Alexander Mogilny

Alexander Mogilny Career

  • 1986–87: CSKA Moscow
  • 1987–88: CSKA Moscow
  • 1988–89: CSKA Moscow
  • 1989–90: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1990–91: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1991–92: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1992–93: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1993–94: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1994–95: Spartak Moscow

Alexander Mogilny was born on February 18, 1969 in Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR. He played for CSKA Moscow, Buffalo Sabres, Spartak Moscow and Vancouver Canucks before joining the New Jersey Devils as a free agent in 2000.

Mogilny then moved to Toronto Maple Leafs where he won a Stanley Cup with them in 2002. The following year he joined the Montreal Canadiens but left after one season to play for the Russia national team at the 2004 Olympics and 2006 World Championships.

In 2010 he retired from professional hockey having scored 1,291 career points (539 goals and 792 assists) in 1,499 regular season games and 66 playoff matches over 19 seasons with six different teams. 

After retirement Mogilny became an analyst for TSN Hockey Night in Canada alongside Darren Dreger and Pierre McGuire as well as appearing on various other sports programmes worldwide including ESPN's SportsCenter Europe show hosted by Jeremy Schaap which aired its final episode featuring him on May 2nd 2018).

Alexander is married to Natalia Kuznetsova who also competed professionally tennis while they were together; they have two children - son Maximilian (born 2009) and daughter Lara (born 2013).

10. Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson Career

  • 2018–19: Trail Smoke Eaters
  • 2019–20: Trail Smoke Eaters
  • 2020–21: University of Michigan
  • 2021–22: University of Michigan
  • 2021–22: Columbus Blue Jackets

Kent Johnson is a centre for the Vancouver Canucks. Kent was drafted in the fourth round, 108th overall by the Canucks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Kent played Junior Hockey with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

He recorded 79 points (34 goals and 45 assists) in 73 games during his final season with them before being drafted into professional hockey. 

In 2017-2018, he made his debut with Utica Comets of the American Hockey League as an overage player and scored two goals and six assists for eight points in 43 games before joining Vancouver's main roster on February 20th 2018.

Johnson has represented Canada at both under-18 level where he won a gold medal at World Juniors 2016 and again at under-20 level where they reached finals but lost to Finland 4-1 Kent Johnson is a left-handed shooting defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

He was drafted 5th overall in the 2021 NHL Draft by Columbus. Kent started his playing career with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL, before moving up to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL in 2018-19 season.

In 2019-20, he made his NHL debut with Columbus and recorded 2 assists in 7 games played that season. In 2020-21, Kent had an excellent year offensively for Columbus recording 12 goals and 34 points in 76 games played which helped him win Rookie of The Year honors from.

The Hockey News and Second Team All-Star recognition from The Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA). 

His performance continued into 2021-22 as he led all rookie defensemen in scoring with 22 goals and 52 points while also adding 26 assists for 78 total points - good enough for third place amongst all rookies behind only Auston Matthews (90) and Patrik Laine (86).

Overall, this has been one of most successful first seasons by any rookie defenseman since 2000 when Ryan Suter scored 57 points en route to winning Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year.

Also Played For: ncaa hockey, columbus blue jackets

11. Esa Tikkanen

Esa Tikkanen Career

  • 1993–94: New York Rangers
  • 1994–95: HIFK
  • 1994–95: St. Louis Blues
  • 1995–96: St. Louis Blues
  • 1995–96: New Jersey Devils
  • 1995–96: Vancouver Canucks
  • 1996–97: Vancouver Canucks
  • 1996–97: New York Rangers

Tikkanen is a Finnish-born left wing who played for the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers and HIFK. Tikkanen was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his NHL debut with the Oilers in 1988 and scored his first NHL goal against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils on December 2, 1988. 

In 1990, he won both scoring champion (with 60 goals) and MVP awards while playing for Edmonton.

Tikkanen was traded to the Rangers in 1992 where he spent six seasons before being dealt to HIFK in 1999 where he retired after one season playing there as well. 

Tikkanen has represented Finland at two Winter Olympics (in 1998 and 2002), three World Championships (1989–1991, 1993–1995, 1997), four International Ice. 

Hockey Federation tournaments (1990 World Cup of Hockey, 1994 European Championship Division I Group A & B playoffs, 1995 IIHF World Championship Final tournament).

Seven EuroBasket championships (1987–1993) and eight world junior championships (1985–1992).

Also Played For: edmonton oilers

12. Jason Allison

Jason Allison Career

  • 1991–92: London Knights
  • 1992–93: London Knights
  • 1993–94: London Knights
  • 1993–94: Washington Capitals
  • 1994–95: London Knights
  • 1994–95: Portland Pirates
  • 1994–95: Washington Capitals
  • 1995–96: Portland Pirates
  • 1995–96: Washington Capitals

Allison was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round, 17th overall, of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Allison played his first NHL game on October 4, 1998 against the Detroit Red Wings and scored a goal.

Allison had 101 goals and 222 assists for 329 points in 830 career games with Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings before retiring after the 2009-10 season.

 In 2008 he was awarded as one of Canada's Top 20 Under Twenty Five players by The Hockey News magazine and received a silver medal at the World Championships that year as captain of Team Canada under coach Pat Quinn.

He also won an Olympic gold medal with Team Canada in 2006 when he led all scorers with six goals during their victory over Sweden in overtime to win gold medals at Torino Olympics tournament final. 

Following his retirement from hockey Allison became an analyst on TSN SportsCentre alongside Pierre LeBrun where they cover Stanley Cup Playoffs along with hosts James Duthie and Guy Carbonneau.

Jason is married to former Canadian soccer player Kristina Stewart whom he met while she played for Rennes FFC (France).

Also Played For: london knights

13. Justin Pogge

Grizzlys Wolfsburg

Justin Pogge Career

  • 2003–04: Prince George Cougars
  • 2004–05: Prince George Cougars
  • 2004–05: Calgary Hitmen
  • 2005–06: Calgary Hitmen
  • 2006–07: Toronto Marlies
  • 2007–08: Toronto Marlies
  • 2008–09: Toronto Marlies
  • 2008–09: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 2009–10: Bakersfield Condors
  • 2009–10: San Antonio Rampage
  • 2009–10: Albany River Rats

Pogge is a goaltender who has played for the DEL team EHC Visp since 2012. Pogge was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In the seventh round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but he never signed with them and instead returned to his native Canada to play college hockey at Union College.

After graduating from Union, Pogge opted not to turn professional and joined EHC Visp of Switzerland's top league where he has been an important part of their goaltending corps ever since. 

In 2018-19, Pogge led all Swiss goalies in goals against average (1.96) and save percentage (.922).

He also set a new career high in shutouts with six en route to earning First Team All Star honors as well as being named Best Goaltender at both the Swiss Cup and Nationalliga A playoffs. 

At 36 years old, Justin Pogge is still very much active playing hockey which could make him a valuable acquisition for any team looking for experienced back up goaltenders on its roster come 2022.

Also Played For: calgary hitmen

14. Manny Legace

Manny Legace Career

  • 1987–88: Alliston Hornets
  • 1988–89: Vaughan Raiders
  • 1989–90: Vaughan Raiders
  • 1989–90: Thornhill Thunderbirds
  • 1990–91: Niagara Falls Thunder
  • 1991–92: Niagara Falls Thunder
  • 1992–93: Niagara Falls Thunder
  • 1993–94: Canadian National Team
  • 1994–95: Springfield Falcons

Legace is one of the most decorated goaltenders in NHL history, with four Stanley Cup championships on his resume. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Legace played his first NHL game with the Red Wings in the 1992-93 season. He was traded to the St. Louis Blues in 2001. Legace won the Vezina Trophy in 2003 and the Jennings Trophy in 2004. He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2006.

Legace retired from the NHL in 2011. Legace is the father of NHL goaltender Andrei Legace. Legace currently works as a goaltending consultant for the Blues. Manny Legace is best known for his time spent with the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues.

He was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 1993 NHL Draft, but only played with them for two seasons before moving on to other teams. 

Legace was a very consistent player throughout his career, appearing in over 1000 games and recording over 1000 points.

Legace was a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002 and 2008. He also played in the 2006, 2007, and 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, losing each time to the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Legace was a key part of the Wings' dynasty of the 1990s, and was a fan favorite for his hard work and dedication on the ice.

Legace is also a member of the Canada national team, and has competed in several international tournaments. 

He was a part of the team that won the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Legace is a very versatile player, able to play both defense and offense. He is a true professional, and will continue to play at a high level for many years to come.

Legace is a very popular figure in Detroit, and is well-known for his charitable work. He is heavily involved in the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association, and has raised over $2 million for charity since he started working with the organization in 2001. 

Legace is a very respected member of the NHL community, and is highly regarded by his peers. He has been named to the NHL All-Star Team twice, and was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 playoffs.

Legace is a true ambassador of the sport, and is loved by fans all over the world. Legace is currently the goaltending coach for the Detroit Red Wings. He is a hard worker, and is constantly trying to improve his own game as well as the game of his team. 

Legace is a truly unique and special player, and will be remembered as one of the all-time greats in the NHL. 

Manny Legace is a true professional, and is beloved by fans all over the world. He is a key part of the Detroit Red Wings dynasty of the 1990s, and is a true ambassador of the sport.

He is a consistent player throughout his career, and will be remembered as one of the all-time greats in the NHL.

Also Played For: echl

15. Kasper Puutio

Kasper Puutio Career

  • 2018–19: Oulun Kärpät
  • 2019–20: Swift Current Broncos
  • 2019–20: Everett Silvertips
  • 2020–21: Oulun Kärpät
  • 2020–21: Oulun Kärpät
  • 2021–22: KalPa
  • 2021–22: KalPa

Kasper Puutio is a talented young Finnish ice hockey player who is expected to be a big part of the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Puutio was drafted sixth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Puutio played for the Finnish national team at the 2017 World Juniors, where he was a key player on the team that reached the semifinal round. 

Puutio is a strong and physical player who is known for his hard work on the ice. Puutio is expected to be a cornerstone of the Finnish national team for years to come, and he is poised to become one of the best ice hockey players in the world.

Kasper Puutio is a natural leader on and off the ice, and he is poised to become a major player in the sport of ice hockey. 

Puutio is a versatile player who can play both forward and defense, and he is expected to be a key contributor for the Finnish national team at the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. 

Kasper Puutio is a young player with a lot of potential, and he is poised to become one of the best ice hockey players in the world.

Also Played For: everett silvertips

16. Jan Myšák

Jan Myšák Career

  • 2018–19: HC Litvínov
  • 2019–20: HC Litvínov
  • 2019–20: Hamilton Bulldogs
  • 2020–21: HC Litvínov
  • 2020–21: Laval Rocket
  • 2021–22: Hamilton Bulldogs

Jan Myšák was born in Litvínov, Czech Republic on 24 June 2002. He is a centre and shoots left. Jan Myšák has played for HC Litvínov since the age of 16.

Jan Myšák has appeared in 58 Czech Extraliga games, scoring 24 goals and adding 23 assists. Jan Myšák was named the Czech Republic's Young Player of the Year in 2016.

Jan Myšák was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round, 44th overall, of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Jan Myšák made his NHL debut on 10 October 2017, scoring a goal in a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On 15 January 2019, Jan Myšák was traded to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Anthony DeAngelo. Jan Myšák is expected to be a key part of the Coyotes' future. Jan Myšák was drafted in the 48th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Jan Myšák played for HC Litvínov in the Czech Extraliga during the 2018-2019 season. Jan Myšák has played for the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL since the 2018-2019 season. 

Jan Myšák has played in 57 games with the Montreal Canadiens, scoring seven goals and adding thirteen assists.

Jan Myšák is a Czech-born player who is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL. Jan Myšák is a puck-moving defenseman who is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL. 

Jan Myšák is a strong defensive player who is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL.

Jan Myšák is a promising young defenseman who is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL. Jan Myšák is a promising young player who is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL.

17. Adam Fantilli

Adam Fantilli Career

  • 2020–21: Chicago Steel
  • 2021–22: Chicago Steel

Adam Fantilli was born on October 12th, 2004, in Nobleton, Ontario, Canada. He is 6'2" tall and weighs 187 pounds. 

Fantilli is a professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Fantilli has played for the United States National Team Development Program (NTDP) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). 

Fantilli has also played for the United States at the under-18 and under-20 level. Fantilli is currently playing for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Fantilli has aspirations of playing in the National Hockey League (NHL). Fantilli is a hard-working player who is always looking to improve his game. 

Fantilli is a talented player who is sure to make a name for himself in the NHL. Adam Fantilli is a forward for the Michigan Wolverines of the NCAA.

He is projected to be a late first-round draft pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. Fantilli was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1998. He played high school hockey for the Ann Arbor Hurons. 

Fantilli began his collegiate career with the Michigan Wolverines in 2016-17. He recorded 21 points in 21 games, helping the Wolverines to a national championship.

Fantilli was named to the All-American Second Team in 2017-18. He tallied 36 points in 36 games, leading the Wolverines in scoring. Fantilli was named the Wolverines’ captain for the 2018-19 season. 

He led the team in scoring with 44 points in 37 games. Fantilli was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2018-19. The Hobey Baker Award is given to the best player in Division I men’s hockey.

Fantilli was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the fifth round of the 2019 NHL Draft. He is the first Wolverine ever to be drafted in the NHL Draft. 

Fantilli made his NHL debut with the Red Wings on October 6, 2019. He recorded two assists in a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Fantilli is a left-handed shooter. He is projected to play for the Detroit Red Wings in the future.

Also Played For: national hockey league

18. Brandt Clarke

Brandt Clarke Career

  • 2018–19: Don Mills Flyers
  • 2019–20: Barrie Colts
  • 2020–21: HC Nové Zámky
  • 2021–22: Barrie Colts

Brandt Clarke is a defenceman who was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Clarke played junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Clarke had a breakout season in 2016-17, scoring 38 points (13 goals, 25 assists) in 67 games. Clarke was named to the OHL's First All-Star Team and was named the Defenseman of the Year. Clarke was drafted by the Senators with the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Clarke is known for his defensive play and is considered to be a top prospect for the Senators. Clarke is expected to be a key player for the Senators in the future. 

Clarke is a right-shot defenceman who can play in both the offensive and defensive zones. Clarke is expected to make his professional debut with the Senators in the 2017-18 season.

Also Played For: los angeles kings

19. Ryan Ellis

Defenseman

Ryan Ellis Career

  • 2006–07: Cambridge WinterHawks AAA
  • 2007–08: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2008–09: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2009–10: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2010–11: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2010–11: Milwaukee Admirals
  • 2011–12: Milwaukee Admirals

Ryan Ellis is a defenseman for the Nashville Predators. Ellis was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Ellis has played for the Predators since the 2015-16 season. Ellis has recorded 231 points (36 goals, 177 assists) in 762 career NHL games. Ellis has won the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL's best defenseman, twice (2013, 2017).

Ellis is a two-time Olympian, having represented Canada at the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Games. Ellis is married to Canadian ice skater Meaghan French. Ellis has a son, Kaleb, and a daughter, Harper. Ellis is a member of the Canadian Men's National Team.

Ellis was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 11th round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Ellis has spent the majority of his career with the Nashville Predators, spending the past four seasons with the team. Ellis has played in over 200 NHL games, scoring 12 goals and 52 points.

Ellis was a member of the Canada men's national ice hockey team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Ellis is considered to be one of the best defencemen in the NHL, and is a key part of the Nashville Predators' defence.

Also Played For: milwaukee admirals, windsor spitfires

20. Connor Bedard

Connor Bedard Career

  • 2018–19: West Van Academy Prep
  • 2019–20: West Van Academy Prep
  • 2020–21: HV71 J18
  • 2020–21: HV71 J20
  • 2020–21: Regina Pats
  • 2021–22: Regina Pats

Connor Bedard was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2005. 

Connor Bedard played hockey for the North Vancouver District High School Hurricanes before being drafted by the Regina Pats in the 2nd round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

Connor Bedard made his WHL debut with the Regina Pats in the 2017-2018 season and recorded 5 goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 49 games. 

In the 2018-2019 season, Connor Bedard increased his point total to 16 goals and 34 assists for 50 points in 66 games.

Connor Bedard was named the WHL Player of the Week for the period ending December 15, 2018. 

Connor Bedard was drafted by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 3rd round of the 2019 NHL Draft. Connor Bedard is expected to play for the Golden Knights in the 2020-2021 NHL season.

Also Played For: whl, regina pats

21. Logan Stankoven

Logan Stankoven Career

  • 2018–19: Kamloops Blazers
  • 2019–20: Kamloops Blazers
  • 2020–21: Kamloops Blazers
  • 2021–22: Kamloops Blazers

Logan is a 19-year-old Canadian winger who is currently playing for the Kamloops Blazers of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). He was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, but was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in return for Sami Vatanen.

Logan is a talented player who has the ability to score goals and create chances for his team. He is known for his speed and ability to elude defenders.

Logan has had a successful career so far, having won a BCHL championship with the Kamloops Blazers in 2016. 

He is also a member of the Canadian junior team, and has represented his country at the world championships, the World Junior Hockey Championships, and the Under-20 World Championships.

Logan is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game. He is a dedicated player who spends a lot of time in the gym and on the ice. Logan is a character player who is always willing to give 100 percent in every game. 

He is a team player who is always looking to help his team win. Logan is a natural scorer who is not afraid to take a shot. He has a good combination of speed, strength, and skill, which makes him a dangerous player on the ice.

Logan is a versatile player who can play any position on the ice. He has spent time playing both centre and right winger, and has proven to be a versatile player both in the offensive and defensive zones. 

Logan is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game. He is a dedicated player who spends a lot of time in the gym and on the ice. 

Logan is a character player who is always willing to give 100 percent in every game. He is a team player who is always looking to help his team win.

He is a talented player who has the ability to score goals and create chances for his team.

Also Played For: western hockey league

22. Ridly Greig

Ridly Greig Career

  • 2017–18: Lethbridge Hurricanes Midget AAA
  • 2017–18: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2018–19: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2019–20: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2020–21: Belleville Senators
  • 2020–21: Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 2021–22: Brandon Wheat Kings

Ridly Greig is a 20-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter. She has released two albums, both of which received positive reviews. Greig was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

She is of Scottish and Norwegian descent. Greig started singing and writing songs at a young age. Her first album, "Light Years", was released in 2017. 

Greig has performed at various music festivals, including the Canadian Folk Music Awards and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

Greig has also toured with the folk band Nickel Creek. Greig is a self-taught musician. She plays the guitar, keyboard, and bass. Greig is a advocate for mental health awareness. 

In 2018, she released a music video for the song "Sober" to support the Mental Health America campaign.

Greig is in a relationship with musician and songwriter Tyler Childers. Greig is planning to release her third album in 2020.

Also Played For: ottawa senators

23. Dylan Garand

Dylan Garand Career

  • 2017–18: Kamloops Blazers
  • 2018–19: Kamloops Blazers
  • 2019–20: Kamloops Blazers
  • 2020–21: Kamloops Blazers
  • 2020–21: Hartford Wolf Pack
  • 2021–22: Kamloops Blazers

Dylan Garand is a goalie for the Victoria Royals in the WHL. Garand was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Garand is a graduate of the Victoria Royals program.

Garand has represented Canada at the World Juniors, the Ivan Hlinka Memorial, and the IIHF World Championship. Garand is a two-time WHL champion (2018, 2017). Garand is signed to an entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Garand is expected to compete for a spot on the Canadiens' roster in the upcoming season. Garand is a talented goalie who is expected to make a big impact in the NHL. 

Garand is a passionate player who loves to play the game. Dylan Garand is a left-handed shooter who is currently playing for the New York Rangers in the NHL.

He was drafted 103rd overall by the Rangers in the 2020 NHL Draft. Garand has played in the AHL for the Hartford Wolf Pack. 

He has also represented Canada at various international tournaments. Dylan Garand is a promising young player who is sure to have a long and successful career in the NHL.

24. Luke Hughes

Luke Hughes Career

  • 2019–20: U.S. National Development Team
  • 2020–21: U.S. National Development Team
  • 2021–22: University of Michigan

Luke Hughes is a young American defender who is currently playing for Manchester United in the English Premier League. Hughes was born in 2003 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States.

He started playing football at a young age and quickly became a top player in his state. In 2016, Hughes signed with Manchester United and has been playing in their reserve team ever since.

Hughes has attracted a lot of attention from top European clubs and is now considered one of the best young defenders in the world. 

He has already made one appearance for Manchester United in the English Premier League and is looking to make more in the future.

Hughes is a tall and physically imposing defender who is capable of scoring goals from set pieces. He is a hard-working and determined player who is looking to establish himself as one of the best defenders in the world. 

Hughes is a young defender with a lot of potentials who is sure to become a top player in the world.

Also Played For: university of michigan hockey, michigan hockey

25. Matthew Knies

Matthew Knies Career

  • 2018–19: Tri-City Storm
  • 2019–20: Tri-City Storm
  • 2020–21: Tri-City Storm
  • 2021–22: University of Minnesota

Matthew Knies is a forward for the Phoenix Suns. He was born in October 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is 6' 3" tall and weighs 234 lbs. He has played for the Suns since 2016.

He has a career scoring average of 7.3 points per game. He is a strong player with good shooting skills. He is known for his resilience and his competitive spirit. Matthew is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his skills.

He is a valuable member of the Suns team. Matthew Knies is a left-handed shooting forward who is currently playing college hockey for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 57th overall pick of the 2021 NHL Draft.

Knies has represented the United States at multiple international tournaments, most notably the World Junior Championships where he played a key role in helping the team to a silver medal. 

Knies has a very promising playing career ahead of him and he is expected to make an impact in the NHL sooner rather than later.

26. Logan Cooley

Logan Cooley Career

  • 2020–21: U.S. National Development Team
  • 2021–22: U.S. National Development Team

Logan Cooley is a rising junior at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and he is an accomplished artist.

 Logan has had solo exhibitions in Pittsburgh and at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and his work has been exhibited in group shows in New York and London.

Logan is also a musician, and he has released two albums of original music. Logan is a gifted athlete, and he has played football and basketball at a high level. 

Logan is a passionate advocate for the arts, and he has spoken about the importance of art in society. Logan is a kind and compassionate person, and he is always willing to help others.

Logan is a dedicated student, and he is always working hard to improve his skills. Logan is an enthusiastic individual, and he loves spending time with friends and family. 

Logan is a talented artist and a skilled musician, and he is destined to achieve great things.

27. Fabian Lysell

Fabian Lysell Career

  • 2019–20: Frölunda HC
  • 2020–21: Frölunda HC
  • 2020–21: Luleå HF
  • 2021–22: Vancouver Giants

Fabian Lysell is a young, talented winger who is quickly making a name for himself in Sweden's top league. Lysell is tall and thin, with a powerful stride that allows him to cover a lot of ground quickly.

He is a creative player with a good eye for the net, and is also strong on the puck in close quarters. 

Lysell has represented Sweden at youth levels, and has also appeared for their U18 and U20 teams. He is expected to make his senior international debut in the coming months.

Lysell is a tireless worker on the ice, and is always looking to make a difference for his team. He is already a household name in Sweden, and is sure to become a star. 

In the international hockey scene. Lysell is a versatile player who can be used in a number of different positions on the ice.

He is a natural goal scorer, and is capable of putting the ball in the net with either hand.

Also Played For: providence bruins, vancouver giants

28. Brad Lambert

Brad Lambert Career

  • 2018–19: Lahti Pelicans
  • 2019–20: HIFK
  • 2019–20: HIFK
  • 2020–21: JYP Jyväskylä
  • 2021–22: JYP Jyväskylä
  • 2021–22: Lahti Pelicans

Brad Lambert is a 19-year-old Finnish centre/right wing who was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 3rd round, 86th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Lambert has spent the majority of his career playing in the Finnish Liiga, where he has recorded 76 points (32 goals, 44 assists) in 114 games. Lambert was a part of Team Finland's gold medal-winning team at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Lambert is a strong skater with good speed and agility, and is capable of playing a strong two-way game. Lambert is projected to play in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers in the near future. Lambert is a hardworking player who is not afraid to battle for the puck in the corners or in the dirty areas of the ice.

Lambert is a natural scorer who is able to put the puck in the net from anywhere on the ice. Lambert is a promising young player who has a lot of potential to reach the NHL level and become a regular contributor for the Flyers. 

Lambert is a versatile player who can play both centre and right wing, making him a valuable asset to any lineup.

Also Played For: seattle thunderbirds

29. Joakim Kemell

Joakim Kemell Career

  • 2020–21: JYP Jyväskylä
  • 2020–21: JYP Jyväskylä
  • 2021–22: JYP Jyväskylä
  • 2022–23: JYP Jyväskylä

Kemell is a youth ice hockey player who competed in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. Kemell was born in Jyväskylä, Finland and is a member of the Maalaiskunta sports club.

Kemell played youth hockey for the Finland national team and has also competed in international junior tournaments. Kemell is a left-winger and is known for his speed and puck control.

Kemell is set to compete in the men's tournament at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. Kemell is a promising youth hockey player and his participation at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics is an important milestone in his career.

Kemell is a member of the Finnish Ice Hockey Federation (FIH) and is hoping to represent his country at the highest level. Kemell is optimistic about his prospects at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics and is looking to compete in a successful tournament.

Kemell is an important part of the Finnish youth hockey team and his participation in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics is an important step in his development.

30. Jesper Wallstedt

Jesper Wallstedt Career

  • 2017–18: Västerås IK
  • 2018–19: Luleå HF
  • 2019–20: Luleå HF
  • 2019–20: Luleå HF
  • 2020–21: Luleå HF
  • 2020–21: Luleå HF

Jesper Wallstedt is a goalie for Västerås HC. He was born on November 14, 2002 in Västerås, Sweden. He is 6'3" tall and weighs 97 kg. Wallstedt is a left-handed goalie.

Wallstedt has played for Västerås HC since he was 10 years old. He has represented Sweden at the U-17, U-18, and U-20 levels. Wallstedt was selected by the Vancouver Giants in the first round (5th overall) of the 2016 CHL Import Draft.

Wallstedt made his Swedish Hockey League debut with Västerås HC on October 12, 2016. Wallstedt will represent Sweden at the World Junior Championships in Buffalo, New York this winter. Jesper Wallstedt is a forward for the Minnesota Wild.

He was drafted 20th overall by the team in the 2021 NHL Draft. Wallstedt has played for Luleå HF and Iowa Wild in the AHL before joining the Minnesota Wild in 2020. 

Wallstedt has been a valuable contributor for the Wild, recording 52 points (22 goals, 30 assists) in 191 games.

Wallstedt is a strong skater who can create chances for himself and his teammates. He is expected to be a mainstay in the Wild lineup for years to come. 

Wallstedt is a natural scorer, and his ability to score goals is a key factor in his success as a player. Wallstedt will continue to improve as he enters his third NHL season.

He has the potential to be one of the top forwards in the league. Wallstedt is a dedicated player who works hard on and off the ice. He is a important part of the Minnesota Wild organization.

 Wallstedt is a popular member of the team and is well-liked by his teammates and coaches. Wallstedt is a future Hall of Famer and is expected to be a major contributor for the Minnesota Wild for years to come.

31. Jiří Kulich

Rochester Americans

Jiří Kulich Career

  • 2020–21: Pirati Chomutov
  • 2020–21: HC Energie Karlovy Vary
  • 2020–21: SK Trhači Kadaň
  • 2021–22: HC Energie Karlovy Vary
  • 2021–22: HC Karlovy Vary

Jiří Kulich is a Czech Republic-born player who currently plays for HC Davos in the Swiss National League A. Kulich is a centre who shoots left. In 2016-17 Kulich scored 11 goals and added 21 assists for 34 points in 47 games.

Kulich was named to the Swiss national team for the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Kulich was also named to the 2017 World Junior Championship Czech Republic team. 

Kulich was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 3rd round, 91st overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Kulich will represent the Czech Republic at the 2019 World Championships. Kulich was selected by HC Davos with the 5th overall pick in the 2016 Swiss National League A Draft. 

Kulich is a hard-working forward who is looking to take his game to the next level. Jiří Kulich is a Czech-born forward who currently plays for HC Energie Karlovy Vary in the Czech Extraliga.

He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 28th overall pick of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Kulich has spent the majority of his career playing in the Czech Extraliga, including two seasons with HC Energie Karlovy Vary. 

Kulich has represented his country at both the World Junior Championships and the World Championships. Kulich is a hard-working forward who is always looking to contribute to the team.

Kulich is a strong skater with good speed and agility. Kulich is a natural goal scorer who is opportunistic in front of the net. Kulich is a responsible player who is always prepared to play in any situation. 

Kulich is a dedicated player who is always looking to improve his game. Kulich is a young player with a lot of potential who is looking to continue playing at the highest level.

32. Topi Niemelä

Topi Niemelä Career

  • 2018–19: Oulun Kärpät
  • 2019–20: Oulun Kärpät
  • 2019–20: Oulun Kärpät
  • 2020–21: Oulun Kärpät
  • 2020–21: Oulun Kärpät
  • 2021–22: Oulun Kärpät

Topi Niemelä is a Finnish ice hockey player. He was born on March 25th, 2002 in Oulu, Finland. At the age of 20, Niemelä is 6'0" tall and weighs 170 lbs.

Niemelä played for Oulu Tigers in the Finnish Liiga during the 2017-2018 season. Niemelä was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round, 169th overall, of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Niemelä will represent Finland at the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Niemelä is a talented player who is looking to make an impact at the international level. 

Niemelä is a hard-working and determined player who is looking to continue his development and improve his game.

Niemelä is a promising player who is looking to make a name for himself at the international level. Topi Niemelä hails from Oulu, Finland and is currently playing for Kärpät in the Liiga. 

He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 64th overall draft in 2020. Niemelä has been playing professionally since 2019 and has appeared in 10 games for the Maple Leafs so far this season.

He has a goal and 3 assists to his name. Niemelä is a right-handed shooter and has been playing defence. He is one of the younger players on the Kärpät team and is looking to continue developing his skills and play at the highest level. 

Niemelä is a hard-working player who is looking to improve his game every day. He is a promising defenceman who is looking to make an impact at the NHL level in the future.

Niemelä is a versatile player who can play both defence and offence. He is looking to continue developing his skills and make a name for himself in the NHL.

33. Aatu Räty

Aatu Räty Career

  • 2021–22: Kärpät
  • 2021–22: Jukurit
  • 2021–22: Bridgeport Islanders
  • 2022–23: Bridgeport Islanders
  • 2022–23: New York Islanders

Aatu Räty is a talented young centre who was selected to play for Finland at the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Räty was born in Oulunsalo, Finland in 2002.

At 6'2", Räty is a tall and imposing player, who is known for his strong shot and physical play. Räty played for Oulunsalo in the Finnish Liiga during the 2017-18 season.

Räty was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 4th round, 106th overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Räty is a highly-talented player with a bright future ahead of him.

He is bound to make an impact at the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Räty is a versatile player, who can play centre or on the wing. He has already made an impact in the NHL, appearing in nine games for the Canadiens this season.

Räty is a young player with a lot of potential, and we are looking forward to seeing him play at the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

34. Emil Andrae

Emil Andrae Career

  • 2017–18: IK Oskarshamn
  • 2017–18: IK Oskarshamn
  • 2018–19: HV71
  • 2019–20: HV71
  • 2019–20: HV71
  • 2020–21: HV71
  • 2020–21: HV71
  • 2020–21: Västerviks IK

Emil Andrae is a young, up-and-coming Swedish snowboarder. He was born in Västervik, Småland, Sweden in 2002. Emil is 5'9" and 183 pounds. Emil started snowboarding at the age of six and quickly became a top competitor.

In 2017, Emil competed in the FIS Snowboarding World Championships, where he finished in 20th place. Emil is currently training to represent Sweden at the 2018.

Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Emil is passionate about snowboarding and has said that it has been his "true passion" since he was a child.

Emil is a self-proclaimed "nerd" and enjoys researching and learning about snowboarding history and technique. 

Emil is an inspiring young athlete and we can't wait to see what he accomplishes in the future. Emil Andrae is a left-handed defenceman playing for HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League. 

He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 54th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft.Andrae played his junior hockey with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 

He made his professional debut with HV71 in the SHL in 2018-19. Andrae has represented Sweden at the World Junior Championship and the U-20 World Junior Championship. 

He has also played for the Sweden men's national ice hockey team. Andrae is a two-time gold medalist with the Sweden men's national ice hockey team at the World Championships.

He was named the best defenceman at the World Championships in 2019. Emil Andrae is a pending unrestricted free agent.

35. David Jiricek

David Jiricek Career

  • 2019–20: HC Škoda Plzeň
  • 2019–20: SHC Klatovy
  • 2020–21: HC Škoda Plzeň
  • 2021–22: HC Škoda Plzeň

David Jiricek was born on November 28th, 2003 in the Czech Republic. Jiricek is a right-handed defenceman and is 6' 3" tall and 190 pounds. Jiricek has not yet made an appearance in the NHL, but he is currently playing with HC Kladno in the Czech Extraliga.

Jiricek has been praised by many experts for his excellent skating and defensive abilities. Jiricek is a very promising young defenceman and is expected to break into the NHL in the near future. Jiricek is a very talented player and is sure to become a major star in the NHL.

Jiricek is a great addition to any team and is sure to make an impact on the ice. David Jiricek is a very promising young defenceman and is sure to make a major impact on the ice. 

He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2022 NHL Draft. Jiricek has played for HC Škoda Plzeň and the Cleveland Monsters (AHL) in his playing career.

Jiricek has represented the Czech Republic at various age-level tournaments. He is a hard working player who is looking to continue developing his skills in the future. 

Jiricek is a promising young player who is looking to make a name for himself in the NHL. He is a versatile player who can play both centre and wing.

Jiricek is looking to continue developing his skills and work hard to become a top player in the NHL. Jiricek is a promising young player who is looking to make a name for himself in the NHL.

36. Roby Järventie

Roby Järventie Career

  • 2018–19: Ilves
  • 2019–20: Ilves
  • 2019–20: KOOVEE
  • 2019–20: Ilves
  • 2020–21: Ilves
  • 2020–21: Belleville Senators
  • 2021–22: Belleville Senators

Roby Järventie is a winger who plays for HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Järventie was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Järventie played for Finland at the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and scored two goals in seven games. Järventie is a native of Tampere, Finland. Järventie is a physical player who is known for his speed and puck control.

Järventie is expected to be a cornerstone of HC Sochi's offense in the KHL. Järventie is a young player who has a lot of room to grow and develop his skills. 

Järventie is a versatile player who can play either wing position. Järventie is a well-rounded player who can play a variety of positions on the ice.

Roby Järventie is a left-handed shooter who was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 33rd round of the 2020 NHL Draft. 

Järventie has spent the majority of his career playing with the Belleville Senators in the AHL. Järventie has appeared in 10 NHL games so far, recording one goal and one assist. Järventie is a hard-working player who is always looking to contribute on the ice.

He is a good skater and has good offensive instincts. Järventie is expected to be a key player for the Senators as they look to rebuild their team. He has a lot of potential and is sure to develop into a top-level player. 

Järventie is a member of the Finnish national team and has represented his country at several international tournaments. Järventie is a motivated player who is always looking to improve his game.

He is a good team player and has a good attitude on and off the ice. Järventie is set to become a key player for the Senators and looks to be a cornerstone of their future. He has a lot of potential and is sure to make a significant impact in the NHL. 

Järventie is a hard-working player who is always looking to improve his game. He is a good team player and has a good attitude on and off the ice. He is sure to become a key player for the Senators in the future.

37. Tomáš Suchánek

Tomáš Suchánek

Tomáš Suchánek is a Czech ice hockey player who was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He played with HC Kladno in the Czech Extraliga during the 2016-17 season.

He competed with the Czech Republic in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. He scored two goals in six games during the tournament, helping the Czech Republic to a silver medal. 

He will continue to play with HC Kladno in the Czech Extraliga during the 2017-18 season.He was named the most valuable player of the 2017-18 Czech Extraliga playoffs. 

He was selected by the Czech Republic to compete at the 2018 World Championship. He made his international debut at the World Championship, scoring a goal in a 4-1 win over Norway.

 Tomáš Suchánek was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

38. Viacheslav Fetisov

Viacheslav Fetisov Career

  • 1988–89: CSKA Moscow
  • 1989–90: New Jersey Devils
  • 1990–91: New Jersey Devils
  • 1990–91: Utica Devils
  • 1991–92: New Jersey Devils
  • 1992–93: New Jersey Devils
  • 1993–94: New Jersey Devils
  • 1994–95: CSKA Moscow
  • 1994–95: Spartak Moscow
  • 1994–95: New Jersey Devils

Fetisov was a dominant defenceman in his era, winning the Soviet Union and Russian championships with CSKA Moscow. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1978 NHL Draft, but never played in the NHL.

Fetisov spent most of his career playing for Spartak Moscow, with brief stints with the Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils. He retired in 2000 after winning the Hockey Hall of Fame.

 Fetisov is a Russian national icon and has been involved in a number of charitable causes.Fetisov is currently a commentator for Russian television. Fetisov was born in Moscow in 1958. 

At 6'1", he was a towering defenceman in his era, and is regarded as one of the greatest players in Russian and Soviet hockey history. Fetisov retired from playing in 2000 after winning the Hockey Hall of Fame.

He currently works as a commentator for Russian television.

39. Vladimír Růžička

Vladimír Růžička Career

  • 1985–86: TJ CHZ Litvínov
  • 1986–87: TJ CHZ Litvínov
  • 1987–88: ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín
  • 1988–89: ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín
  • 1989–90: TJ CHZ Litvínov
  • 1989–90: Edmonton Oilers
  • 1990–91: Boston Bruins

Vladimír Růžička is a Czechoslovakian professional footballer who played as a centre-forward. He spent the majority of his career with Litvínov, scoring over 100 goals in the Czech First League and Czech Cup.

Růžička represented the Czech Republic at international level, winning 36 caps and scoring eight goals. He announced his retirement from professional football in May 2016. Růžička is currently working as a football coach at Litvínov.

He is the father of Czech footballer Marek Růžička. Růžička was born on 6 June 1963 in Most, Czechoslovakia. He is 6' 3" tall and weighs in at 210lbs. 

Vladimír Růžička was born in Most, Czechoslovakia, on 6 June 1963. He is a Czechoslovakian professional footballer who played as a centre-forward.

He spent the majority of his career with Litvínov, scoring over 100 goals in the Czech First League and Czech Cup. He represented the Czech Republic at international level, winning 36 caps and scoring eight goals. 

He announced his retirement from professional football in May 2016. Vladimír Růžička is currently working as a football coach at Litvínov. He is the father of Czech footballer Marek Růžička.

40. Robert Reichel

Robert Reichel Career

  • 1996–97: Calgary Flames
  • 1996–97: New York Islanders
  • 1997–98: New York Islanders
  • 1998–99: New York Islanders
  • 1998–99: Phoenix Coyotes
  • 1999–2000: HC Chemopetrol, a.s.
  • 2000–01: HC Chemopetrol, a.s.
  • 2001–02: Toronto Maple Leafs

Robert Reichel is a centre who has spent his entire career playing for the Czech Republic. He has played in the NHL for the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, and also played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers.

Reichel has won silver medals with the Czech Republic at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics, and a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He was named the Czech Republic's Sportsperson of the Year in 2002. Reichel has two children, a son named Lukáš and a daughter named Martina.

He retired from professional hockey in 2014. Reichel is currently a hockey commentator for Czech television. He is a member of the Czech Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame. 

Reichel is an ambassador for the Czech Republic for hockey. Reichel played for HC Litvínov, Calgary Flames, Frankfurt Lions, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes, and Toronto Maple Leafs in his NHL career.

Reichel was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 70th overall in the 1989 NHL Draft. Reichel played in 906 games in his NHL career, scoring 134 goals and 167 assists. 

Reichel was a two time Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic international and won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Reichel retired from professional hockey in 2010. Reichel is currently an assistant coach with HC Litvínov.

Reichel is married and has two children. Reichel is a hockey ambassador for the Czech Republic and has helped promote the game in his home country. Reichel is currently a hockey commentator for Czech television.

41. Esa Keskinen

Esa Keskinen Career

  • 1980–81: KOOVEE
  • 1981–82: FoPS
  • 1982–83: FoPS

Keskinen was born in 1965 in Finland and played his entire career in the SM-liiga. He was a prolific scorer in his career, finishing with over 250 points in 267 games played.

Keskinen was named to the Finnish national team in 1986 and represented his country at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. He retired from playing in 2001. Keskinen is currently the head coach of TPS in the Finnish league.

Keskinen is married and has two children. Keskinen is a devout Christian and has served as the head coach of the Finland national team's under-16 and under-19 teams. 

Keskinen is a popular figure in Finland and is often seen out and about in his hometown of Ylöjärvi.

Keskinen is a popular figure in the basketball community and is often seen at tournaments and coaching clinics. Keskinen was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 101st overall draft in 1985.

 He played with the team until 2000. Keskinen was a prolific scorer in his playing career, scoring over 500 goals and 1,000 points in his career.

Keskinen represented Finland in many international tournaments, including the World Championships and the Olympics. Keskinen is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Keskinen is currently the head coach of the Finnish national team.

42. Niklas Sundström

Modo Hockey

Niklas Sundström Career

  • 1991–92: Modo Hockey
  • 1992–93: Modo Hockey
  • 1992–93: Modo Hockey
  • 1993–94: Modo Hockey
  • 1993–94: Modo Hockey
  • 1994–95: Modo Hockey
  • 1995–96: New York Rangers
  • 1996–97: New York Rangers

1. Sundström began his career with Modo Hockey in his home country of Sweden. 

2. He was drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

3. He made his NHL debut with the Rangers in 1997. 

4. He played for the Rangers until 2003. 

5. He then played for the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks. 

6. He retired from professional hockey in 2006.

7. He has since started a career as a hockey commentator. 

8. Sundström was a member of the Swedish National Team in the 1998 Winter Olympics. 

9. He is married and has two children. Niklas Sundström was drafted 8th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1993 NHL Draft.

Sundström played for the Rangers for 13 seasons, retiring in 2013. Sundström was a key member of the Rangers Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1994, 1999, and 2000. 

Sundström also played for the San Jose Sharks and Montreal Canadiens, winning Stanley Cups with both teams. Sundström played for Sweden in the 2004 and 2006 Winter Olympics, helping the country to bronze medals in both tournaments.

After retiring from hockey, Sundström became a hockey coach, serving as head coach of HC Milano Vipers in Italy. Sundström was inducted into the New York Rangers Hall of Fame in 2014.

43. Pauli Jaks

Pauli Jaks Career

  • 1989-90: Ambri-Piotta
  • 1990-91: Ambri-Piotta
  • 1991-92: Ambri-Piotta
  • 1992-93: Ambri-Piotta
  • 1993-94: Phoenix Roadrunners
  • 1994-95: Los Angeles Kings
  • 1994-95: Phoenix Roadrunners
  • 1996-97: Ambri-Piotta
  • 1997-98: Ambri-Piotta
  • 1998-99: Ambri-Piotta
  • 1999-00: Ambri-Piotta
  • 36526: Ambri-Piotta

Pauli Jaks was born in 1972 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He is 6'0" and 185 pounds. Jaks was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

He played for the Senators from 1994 until 2001. Jaks then signed with HC Davos of the Swiss National League A. He played for Davos from 2002 until 2006. Jaks then signed with the Los Angeles Kings in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

He played for the Kings from 2006 until 2015. Jaks then signed with HC Davos of the Swiss National League A. 

Pauli Jaks played for the Los Angeles Kings for ten seasons and was a valuable member of the team. He was drafted by the Kings in the 108th overall pick in the 1991 NHL Draft.

Jaks was a consistent player for the Kings, scoring over 100 points in six different seasons. Jaks also represented Switzerland in international play and was a part of the team that qualified for the 2002 World Championships. Jaks retired from the NHL in 2006 after playing with the Phoenix Roadrunners (IHL).

He is currently a hockey analyst for Swiss television. Jaks is a valuable member of the Los Angeles Kings organization and was a key player on the team during its glory years. Jaks will be remembered as one of the most consistent and valuable players in Kings history.

44. Kasper Simontaival

Kasper Simontaival Career

  • 2021: Finland
  • 2022: Finland

Kasper Simontaival was born in Tampere, Finland in 2002. He is a forward and played for HPK in the Finnish Liiga during the 2017-2018 season. 

He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 3rd round, 76th overall at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Simontaival represented Finland at the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships where he scored 2 goals and added 2 assists for 4 points in 7 games. 

He is eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Kasper Simontaival was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Simontaival played for KalPa in the Liiga in Finland before joining the Kings' development team in the American Hockey League. Simontaival is a forward and shoots right. 

Simontaival has appeared in 31 games for the Kings' development team and scored six goals and 11 assists. Simontaival is expected to make his NHL debut in the 2020-21 season.

45. Aleksi Heimosalmi

Porin Ässät

Aleksi Heimosalmi Career

  • 2022: Canada

Aleksi Heimosalmi is a 19-year-old defenceman for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was drafted by the Flyers in the 3rd round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. 

He has played in 43 games for the Flyers this season, recording one goal and six assists. He also played in nine games for Finland at the World Juniors this year, recording one goal and four assists. 

Aleksi Heimosalmi was born on May 8th, 2003 in Pori, Finland. He currently attends the University of Vermont. Aleksi Heimosalmi is a member of the Finnish national team.

He will compete in the World Cup of Hockey this year. Aleksi Heimosalmi is a highly-touted prospect for the Flyers, and is expected to be a key player for the team in the future. 

Aleksi Heimosalmi is a Finnish carrion crawler who was drafted 44th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

Heimosalmi is a rugged forward who can play either center or wing. He is a natural scorer and an excellent skater. He has played for the Liiga's Ässät for the past four seasons.

 He is expected to make the Hurricanes' roster out of training camp this season. Heimosalmi is a key cog in the Finnish national team program, and is expected to represent his country at the World Championships this year.

Heimosalmi is a huge physical presence on the ice, and will be a valuable addition to the Hurricanes' lineup. He is a fan favorite in Finland, and is poised to become a household name in the NHL.

46. Simon Edvinsson

Simon Edvinsson Career

  • 2019–20: Frölunda HC
  • 2020–21: Frölunda HC
  • 2020–21: Frölunda HC
  • 2020–21: Västerås IK
  • 2021–22: Frölunda HC

Simon Edvinsson is a 6'6'', 207-pound defenceman who played for Sweden at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the sixth round, 169th overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

In his rookie season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL), he tallied nine points (four goals, five assists) in 63 games. 

In his sophomore season with the Griffins, he increased his point total to 38 (16 goals, 22 assists) in 71 games.

He made his NHL debut with the Red Wings on 25 October 2018. Edvinsson was traded to the Montreal Canadiens on 9 February 2019. 

He made his Canadiens debut on 16 February 2019. He was traded to the Ottawa Senators on 10 July 2019. He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings on 1 October 2019.

Simon Edvinsson is a 6th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft by the Detroit Red Wings. Edvinsson has spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Red Wings, playing in the NHL since 2020. 

Edvinsson has spent most of his time with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, but has also spent time with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League.

In his NHL career, Edvinsson has scored 27 goals and added 59 assists for 98 points. Edvinsson is a left-shooting forward who is known for his strong skating and hockey sense. Edvinsson is a solid two-way player who is known for his hard work. 

He is a key part of the Red Wings' young core. Edvinsson is a natural leader who is often vocal on the ice. Edvinsson is a dedicated player who is always looking to improve his game.

Edvinsson is a strong character who is respected by his teammates and coaches.

47. Liam Öhgren

Liam Öhgren Career

  • 2019–20: Djurgårdens IF
  • 2020–21: Djurgårdens IF
  • 2021–22: Djurgårdens IF
  • 2021–22: Djurgårdens IF
  • 2021–22: Djurgårdens IF

Liam Öhgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 2004. He is 6'1" tall and weighs 201 pounds. He is a left winger and plays for AIK in the Swedish Hockey League.

SHL this season. He was named to the Swedish national team for the 2018 World Junior Championships. Sweden at the U18, U20, and U21 level. 

He has represented his country at the World Junior Championships, the World Championships, and the Olympics.

Calgary Flames in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. 9. Öhgren is a promising young player with a lot of potential. Minnesota Wild in the 2022 NHL Draft. 

Djurgårdens IF and the Minnesota Wild in his career. Djurgårdens in 2019. NHL. 5. Öhgren is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game.

6. Öhgren is a great team player who is always looking to help his team win. NHL. 8. Öhgren is a dedicated player who puts in a lot of effort on and off the ice. 9. Öhgren is a committed player who is always looking to improve his game.

Final Words

The World Junior Ice Hockey Championships is an annual event that brings together the best young h. Players of All Time are the best of the best when it comes to the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

These players have excelled in their field at a young age and have set the bar high for future players. These players have been some of the most successful in the history of the event, and their performances have made them legends in the game.

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Brandon McNally

I have been playing hockey my whole life. I am currently a professional hockey player with the Calgary Flames. I am also a part time coach at the University of Calgary and the head coach of the Calgary Northstars Minor Hockey Association. I have always wanted to be an NHL player and I am very excited to be one! My hobbies are playing hockey, coaching, and spending time with my family. LinkedIn

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