youngest players in WJC history

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    anyone know where i can find a list of the youngest players to play in the WJC for each country??

    is there a age restriction to how young a player can be??

    lastly, does anyone know if there has ever been a guy to play prior to his 16th bday?? (for example a kid that would turn 16 in jan/feb, plays in the tourney a few weeks before his bday)
     
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    I'm pretty sure the youngest player ever was Sidney Crosby at age 16 and 3 or so months.

    Other very young players would have been...

    Wayne Gretzky
    Eric Lindros
    Jay Bouwmeester
    Jason Spezza
     
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    A 15 year old once played for Belarus I believe.
     
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    Konstantin Zakharau was 15 years 8 months and Kastsitsyn was a couple months older when they played for Belarus in the 2001 World Juniors.
     
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    There you go. See, I was right!
     
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    I think Crosby was the youngest Canadian to score at the WJHC.

    Maybe a Belorussian or Kazak scored at 15 at some of the lower division U20s, and maybe that's what people are asking here.
     
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    crosby was the youngest to score for canada but that doesn't necessarily mean he was even the youngest to play for canada...

    thanks for everyone that provided info
     
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    I believe it was Victor Alexandrov!!
     
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    To correct what I said earlier, as the posters above noted, Viktor Alexandrov seems to be the youngest player to appear and score at the World Juniors. He appeared in the 2001 event and turned 15 years old during the tourament. This means he was 14 years old :eek: when Kazakhstan played its first game.
     
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    Yeah, but isn't it debatable that Alexandrov was actually born in 85?
     
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    it said he did play for russia at 14;

    2000-01 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC 6 2 1 3 4 -

    thats incredible at 14
     
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    On Russianprospects, Alexandrov's page has links to the 2004 U20 tournament predicting Russia's lineup, which means that at the very least the experts at Russianprospects knew that he was eligible to play for Russia, which makes his 00-01 U20 stats a bit more credible. Also Alexandrov's had rumors of having a false birthdate and being older than he really is, if he was 14, or even 15 in the 2000 tournament, he would of been the youngest player to ever score a goal in the highest division.
     
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    On Metallurg Mg Alexandrov's page says that he played for Kazakhstan and I remember that he played for Kazakhstan too. He became Russian citizen only this year, as I know. http://www.metallurg.ru/base/player/1132/

    And look at Team Russia roster at WJC 2000-2001. There was no Victor Alexandrov.
     
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    Alexandrov didnt even make thisyears Russian U20 team....

    If he played for Russia at u20 when he was 14 in the highest division, wouldnt people be proclaiming him and hyping him and he wouldve gone higher than the third round?
     
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    He played for Kazakhstan in the 2001 WJC and in the highest division, and yes he turned 15 during the tourney! that is psycho! You'd think he was the second coming of Jesus! And BTW, the youngest player ever to play for canada at the WJC is Jay Boowmeester at 16 years and barely 2 months. Crosby was about a month and a half older than Jay-Bo.
     
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    According to www.iihf.com/hockey/x/0001/W20/gs/pg000079.htm Viktor Alexandrov played for Kazakhstan and had 2-1-3 totals in six games. Andrei Kostitsyn and Konstantin Zakharov were also 15 at that tournament and played for Belarus. I believe that this is their 5th tournament which has to be a record.
     
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    Alexandrov did play in the top division?

    If a player at the age of 14-15 plays in a tournament and plays a regular shift not to mention score a goal you'd think he'd be picked higher in the draft. What confuses me is if he hit par in development and hasnt developed much since, the Russian team is more deep this year than prevouis years, or why he didnt make this Russian team or why he wasnt picked higher than the third round.

    How has Zhakarov lookeed in previous tournaments?
     
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