Happy 2019 World Juniors! Who are you watching this 2019 WJC? Who made rosters and who missed? For the Flamettes: 7 total players. We're going to be watching Russia and Finland with 3 players on each squad. FINLAND Aarne Talvitie(#25): The Flames 7th Round pick in 2017 is having a PPG freshman year in the NCAA's with Penn State and has been named as Captain for this years WJC squad. Ukka-Pekka Luukkonen (#1): Luukkonen is the starting goalie for a strong squad. He's one of the best goalies in the OHL so far this season. Otto Latvala (#21): The NHL-undrafted defenseman has been a nice surprise this season. He was the 211th overall pick in the 2017 HFNHL draft. RUSSIA Daniil Tarasov (#30): The Flamettes drafted Tarasov in the 5th round in 2017 - he's likely to be the Russian starting goaltender. Alex Alexeyev (#4): AA is one of the best defenders in the WHL with the Red Deer Rebels, scoring 31 points in 30 games so far. It will be interesting to see where he's is at in his development compared to the best of his age group. Flames drafted him 34th overall in the 2018 draft. Danila Zhuravlyov (#2): Despite scoring no points in his first pro-season in Russia against men, Zhuravlyev will be one of the key defenders for this Russian team. He was the Flames 5th round pick in 2018. Missing: Andre Svechnikov: The Flamettes pick, 2nd overall in 2018. Svech is fourth in NHL rookie scoring for the Carolina Hurricanes. Anton Malyshev: Despite being a regular in the games leading up to the selection camps, and as one of the few right-handed shots available, it's dissapointing he missed the squad. Has one more year of eligibility. Malyshev was a 7th round pick for the Flames. USA Ryan Poehling (#11): In his 2nd WJC tournament, it will be interesting to see where Poehling fits. Will he be on a scoring or bottom 6 line and how effective are his offensive skills? It looks like he's been on the wing in the pre-tourny games, as well, rather than at his natural C position. He was the Flames 1st round pick in 2017, 20th overall. Missing: Jacob McGrew: The Flames 7th rounder is having a nice season in the WHL, emerging as a goal-scorer, and was a member of the summer selection camp. However, some recent injuries dimished his chances of standing out in a crowded field.