Team Canada: 7 Players to Keep an Eye on at U18 Worlds

8 months ago  /  The Hockey Writers  /  Read Time: 7 minutes 19 seconds
Team Canada: 7 Players to Keep an Eye on at U18 Worlds

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  • Given the circumstances that many have faced over the last year, they’re going to make the most of this opportunity7
  • This team has an abundance of skill up front and on the blue line and they’re going to make it a point that they mean business with this very skilled group.
  • He’s recorded 37 assists and 46 points in 57 games played, good for a 0.81 point per game pace.
  • Even during a shortened season as a result of the pandemic, he made the most of the games he’s played with 11 points and four goals. .
  • He followed that up with a strong rookie campaign with the Rangers tallying 41 points in 59 games.
  • He was under a point per game with 11 points in 13 regular season games and added a goal in two playoff games.
  • He’s very crafty with the puck and always finds the right opportunity to make a play5
  • Clarke posted 38 points in 57 games with the Barrie Colts in his rookie season.
  • Clarke played for HC Nove Zamky in Slovakia this season where he recorded 15 points in 26 games, a 0.58 P/G pace playing at the senior level. .
  • His ability to make long stretch passes and play a high tempo game fits perfectly into Canada’s system and mentality of being a major offensive team.
  • Despite only playing in only 12 games when the WHL resumed play for the 2020-21 season, Dylan Guenther of the Edmonton Oil Kings was lights out.
  • After averaging a point per game with 59 points in 58 games in his rookie season, Guenther was at a two point per game pace with 24 points this season. .
  • If this line plays the way they did in their warm-up game, they’re going to be very difficult to contain.
  • A for sure top-10 in the 2021 NHL Entry draft, Guenther is going to continue to shine and make a case to crack the top-five.
  • Being a threat on 5v5 and on the power play, Guenther gives Canada a top line player that’s going to be a real game changer for them heading into the tournament.
  • Wright fell short of 40 goals in his rookie season (39) and recorded 66 points, tying Connor McDavid’s mark in his first OHL season.
  • While it was a very short rookie season for Bedard, he finished eighth in the league in points with 28
  • There wasn’t one game that he played where he didn’t record a point
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