HFNHL 2019 WJC Roster Thread

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  1. MatthewFlames

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    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.
     
  2. Brock

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    Canada


    Michael Dipietro: Will get the chance to be Canada's starter and hopefully supplies us with the caliber of goaltending that we got from Carter Hart last year.

    Missing: Ty Dellandrea, Liam Foudy, and Jacob Bernard Docker. All three were among the final cuts from the team.

    USA

    K'Andre Miller: Having a great freshmen season at Wisconsin, but probably plays more of a depth role (5-7 defender) on this year's team before being one of the go-to defenders next year.

    Tyler Madden: One of the few players to make the roster after not being at the summer camp. Energy player who should play a 3rd line role for the Americans.

    Cayden Primeau: Looks to have the inside track at the starter's job this year, although the US did bring three goaltenders. Having another solid year at Northeastern too.

    Missing: Joey Keane. Was a surprise final cut by the U.S. I thought he was a lock (and that seemed to be the consensus on social media too).

    Russia

    Dmitri Samorukov: A returning player for the Russians, Samorukov will be one of their key defenders as they push for gold.

    Slovakia

    Martin Fehervary: Likely to be the captain of the Slovakian team as he's playing in his 3rd WJC. Won't dazzle you, but plays a solid defensive game and should be a top pairing defender for the Slovaks.
     
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    Six for the Golden Knights, which will have us watching team Canada closely with 5 players on the roster.

    Canada

    Maxime Comtois: The only returning player from last years gold medal team. Comtois has been named team captain. He had a 10 game stint with the Ducks this year where he put up 7 points before getting injured. Upon return he was sent to the AHL before being loaned to Canada for the Tournament. We selected Maxime 38th overall in the 2017 HFNHL draft.

    Shane Bowers: Looks like he'll be playing a bottom six role for Canada this year. His numbers are down from last year at BU, but the whole BU team has struggled with a team full of mostly freshmen and sophomores under a new coach. Selected by us 34th overall in the 2017 HFNHL draft.

    Mackenzie Entwistle: I was surprised to see him make the team, but he's represented Canada at the under 18's. He'll be playing a bottom 6 role providing Canada with some responsible defensive play. Entwistle has steadily increased his production in the OHL since we drafted him 65th overall in the 2017 HFNHL draft.

    Owen Tippett: Last year Tippett was disappointed not to even get invited to camp. This year he should hopefully provide Canada with some big goals. The sniper is expected to play on the top line with Comtois and Glass. Tippett was sent back to for one final year of junior hockey this year and he's put up 19 goals and 33 points in just 23 games. We acquired Tippett in a trade this past offseason, he was the 9th overall pick in the 2017 HFNHL draft.

    Barrett Hayton: Expected to play a top six role for Canada and see time on the PP as well as some PK duties. Hayton came into this season with high expectations after being drafted by Arizona higher then many expected. He has to this point in the year made that pick not look disastrous putting up 15 goals and 33 points in 20 games. He started the year in Arizona after getting injured in training camp once healthy he was sent back to the OHL. We selected Hayton 15th overall in the 2018 HFNHL draft.

    United States

    Joel Farabee: Farabee should be a key contributor for the US team. Expected to be reunited with former US NTDP line mates Jack Hughes and Oliver Wahlstrom the trio was dominate in the past playing with each other. Farabee like Bowers above hasn't had a very productive season playing at Boston University. However he has been one of their better players. We are hoping that the tournament serves as spring board to the rest of the season. We selected Farabee 12th overall in the 2018 HFNHL draft.
     
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    Only four players representing Tampa this year...

    Canada

    Josh Brook - Having an outstanding WHL season, already surpassing last years point total in 20 less games. Had a bit of a down season last year so happy to see him bounce back and land what could be a key role on the blueline.

    Cody Glass - After disappointingly not making the team last year it looks like Glass will get a shot to lead the top line and will have high expectations on him to produce offense. Has put up 54 points in 26 games in the WHL so he's certainly managed to pile up the points for Portland so far.

    Russia

    Ivan Morozov - Looking forward to seeing what I have in Morozov as he should get to play in all situations for Russia.

    Finland

    Jesse Ylonen - Skilled winger hasn't been quite as strong in Liiga as I had hoped but has always seemed to play fairly well for his country. Should have a shot at a middle 6 role and will hopefully chip in a few goals.
     
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    Flyers

    Rasmus Kupari
    Sampo Ranta
    Erik brannstrom
    Fabian Zetterlund
    Oliver Wahlstrom
    Timothy Liljegren (shoulder)
    David Gustafsson



    All nbt
     
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    Five for the Blues, although Nordgren is looking doubtful now.

    USA
    Michael Anderson (D)

    Russia
    Ivan Chekhovich (F)

    Sweden
    Emil Bemstrom (F)
    Oskar Back (F)

    Finland
    Niklas Nordgren (F) * Was a shoe-in, but got injured just before flying over so not sure whether he will attend or not.
     
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    Chekhovich was also released from Russia, as an FYI. Bum shoulder apparently. Tough luck.
     
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    Booo!
     
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