Prospect Info: IIHF U18 Tournament

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  1. Frk It

    Frk It Zetterberg 2 Zadina

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    This will be a great opportunity to watch some of the prospects for this upcoming draft.

    The tournament runs April 19-29, and I believe it is usually carried by either the NHL Network or NBC Sports. So if you have cable, you can try and catch some games.

    Potential 1st rounders that are likely participating:

    USA
    D, Mattias Samuelsson
    D, K'Andre Miller
    W, Oliver Wahlstrom
    W, Joel Farabee
    C, Jake Wise

    Canada
    D, Ty Smith
    D, Ryan Merkley
    D, Johnny Tychonick
    D, Jared McIsaac
    W, Serron Noel
    C, Benoit-Olivier Groulx
    C, Ty Dellandrea
    C, Jack McBain

    Finland
    C, Jesperi Kotkaniemi
    C/W, Rasmus Kupari

    Sweden
    D, Adam Boqvist
    C, Jacob Olofsson

    Russia
    W, Grigori Denisenko

    Germany
    W, Dominik Bokk
     
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  2. Frk It

    Frk It Zetterberg 2 Zadina

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    There are also a number of guys who may or may not participate based on how far their teams go in the playoffs in the OHL/WHL/QMJHL:
    Noah Dobson (D, Canada)
    Calen Addison (D, Canada)
    Jett Woo (D, Canada)
    Jared McIsaac (D, Canada)
    Joe Veleno (C, Canada)
    Barrett Hayton (C, Canada)
    Akil Thomas (C, Canada)
    Benoit-Olivier Groulx (C, Canada)
     
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    Very excited to see Boqvist again. Gonna also be keeping a close eye on both of those Russians. A good tournament for Lundqvist could possibly put him top 20. Could see him being a late riser.
     
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    Love to see how Merkely does in this one. His draft round hinges on this a lot.
    Same goes for a couple of Canadian centers.
    Both Dellandrea and McBain are going to have to have a great tournament in order to ensure they are 1st round picks, though not as much as Merkely.
    What's with the lack of 1st round Canuck wingers on the team?
     
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    I hope Dellandrea and McBain play just well enough to still be there for those two early second rounders.
     
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    Sweden has a bunch of interesting names for day 2 of the draft, will be cool to compare them to each other.

    Lundqvist, Johansson, Andersson, Ginning
    Gustafsson, Berggren, Bäck, Westfält, Lilja

    Kravtsov is born late -99 so pretty sure he won't be there ;)
     
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    Frk It Zetterberg 2 Zadina

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    Will keep an eye on them. I want to see what Westfalt and Lundkvist look like.

    Good catch, will edit that.
     
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    Not sure if Russia has a final roster yet but really like the Yugra duo Marchenko & Morozov as well as Zhuravlyov on defense. Iskhakov has high end skill but is tiny so if he can show that his size isn't a problem that could help his draft stock a lot.

    Was hoping that Marchenko's subpar season might keep him out of the U18s but looks like he could even be in their top-6. He could be a big riser, nice combo of skill and size.
     
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    Saw an ad that the US-Canada game will be televised on NHLN at 10:30 on Thursday, not sure if they intend to show any other games though.
     
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    This is a "get up early" international tournament. Looks like games are at 6:30 am or 10:30 am EST, mostly.
     
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    Took a page from Kucherov's book
     
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    Rasmus Kupari's partcipation to U18 WJC's is wide open.His team Oulun Karpat made sm liiga finals.
    Which means he'll miss at least preliminary round games and maybe even entire tournament.
     
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    Other players to keep an eye on in Finland's team.
    Sampo Ranta ( 2018 draft eligible)
    Niklas Nordgren ( 2018 draft eligible)
    Kaapo Kakko ( 2019 draft eligible)
    Anttoni Honka ( 2019 draft eligible)
    Justus Annunen ( 2018 draft eligible)
    Anton Lundell ( 2020 draft eligible)
     
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    I don't buy for a second that Merkely isn't going in the first round. There are just teams that have flat out taken him off their draft board, but somebody will like him like DeAngelo enough that he will go in the first round. As I have said before I don't mind picking him with our second first round pick if he is there. He is absolutely a top 10 talent in my opinion skill wise in this draft.
     
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    Whether it’s a wrister or one timer, Wahlstrom has an elite shot. Also Jack Hughes is a beauty, that kid is just special.

     
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    2 lesser known guys I thought had good games for Canada are Cam Hillis and Liam Foudy.

    And damn this Lafreniere kid looks pretty good for being a 16 year old against older kids.
     
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    I am a big fan of Foudy. Fantastic skater, I was hoping we would use a second rounder on him. Think he will be a big riser though, not surprised to hear he caught your eye. I have noticed him a lot when watching Bouchard.
     
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    Marchenko looks like Malkin light. Smith didn't impress me ,even though he is number 1 Canadian defansman.
     
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    Zadina played with adults against Finland ,scored one
     
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    Canada has a bunch of guys I'm hoping for at the second first rounder or the 2nd round picks. Groulx, McIsaac and Dellandrea are guys to keep an eye on
     
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    Frk It Zetterberg 2 Zadina

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    A few 2019 eligibles not named Jack Hughes having a nice tournament so far:

    Kappo Kakko - RW, Finland
    Raphael Lavoie - C, Canada
    Bryan Bowen - C, Canada
    Cam York - D, USA
     
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    Sweden vs Canada tomorrow on NHLN at 10:30 AM EST.

    Good game to watch for us. You have Boqvist for Sweden, plus a bunch of good players on Canada who will be options with the Vegas pick and rounds 2/3.
     
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    Frk It Zetterberg 2 Zadina

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    USA with a 9-0 win. Probably a good game for their defenseman to get some confidence back. K'Andre Miller had a nice goal. Farabee is a really good player, but probably goes between our two 1st's.

    Hughes and Wahlstrom continue to be great together:
     
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    Boqvist jumps up into the rush and snipes one top shelf.

    1-0 Sweden
     

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