Denis Guryanov (Togliatti Ladya, RusJr) – Good offensive instincts, like 1-1 moves and was a treat every time he was out there, good one-timer – his patience with the puck opens up plays in the slot, he can score and set up other players. good balance and protect puck well.
Denis Malgin (Zurich ZSC, SuiA) – Playmaker, great vision and skates well with the puck, passes are smart and accurate, protect puck well, an offensive threat whenever his out there, size is a factor but if you want a smaller player with great puck skills and sense, he could be the one.
Mitchell Stephens (Saginaw, OHL) – Again one of the best and most active forwards of Team Canada. A good backchecker that is able to separate guys from the puck. He’s a powerful skater with a low center of gravity.
Jack Roslovic (US NTDP, USHL) – An absolute workhorse of a winger. There’s a lot to like as he plays with heart and determination in every shift. Plays a strong and reliable two way game and produces points due to his insisting and never give up style of play.
Martins Dzierkals (Riga SK, RusJr) – Skates well with the puck and challenge defensemen with speed and good moves, plays bigger than his size, wants to make the difference, can take a hit to make a play. Exciting player to watch.
Veini Vehvilainen (JYP Jyvaskyla, FinJrA) – Outstanding and well focused performance at World U-18 championship. Very good footwork and recovery. Challenges shooters well. Complete and calm goaltender with no weaknesses.
Jordan Greenway (US NTDP, USHL) – OK, we’re finally waving the white flag. We’ve stuck with this big power forward as long as possible, he just hasn’t developed as expected and drops out of our 1st round.
Filip Ahl (HV71, SweJr) – Had a tough time to get to the net, no compete in this tournament, looked slow and no enthusiasm, can play better than this, hard to find – still think with help an asset at the next level.
Lukas Jasek (Trinec, CzeE) – Disappears a lot, good speed, very casual, think the game well, hard to find in two tough games for the Czech team against USA/CAN.