The world Championship for juniors in 2020 is deep in talent. And this year’s tournament for the world’s best hockey players under the age of 20 are of great importance to those who look forward to the NHL concept of 2020.
Canada has four players who are eligible for the concept, two of the very best forwards in Sweden and Russia’s most talented goal, 17, and Germany and the Czech Republic will lean greatly on the players born in 2002. And although Americans do not have players who qualify the first year, they take a group that will bring about 18-year-olds. The notion that the World Juniors is a 19-year-old tournament will be put to the test in a fairly significant way.
Here’s a look at all ten teams-alphabetically listed according to the expectations of 2020 and the best prospects to look at. Let’s dig in, start with Canada.
Gold medal threats
Finishing from 2019: Sixth
After a massive disappointment on the homeice that ended with a kwartfinaliese loss of the overtime to the eventual champion Finland, Canada is back with a revenge and a young grill packed with skill and speed. The forwards, Alexis Lafreniers and Quinton Byfield, will probably be the first 1 and second place in June’s concept, but the perennial favourites have much more where it comes from.
The recent first rounds Dylan Cozens (Buffalo sagap) and Connor McMichael (Washington capitals) have been wheels for days and are in the middle of an amazing season for an incredible concept-plus-one. In addition, the Canadian got a good boost from the NHL with Barrett Hayton that was borrowed by the Arizona Coyotes after the NHL time this season. You can be sure that Canada will be quick, extremely competent and incredibly entertaining.
There are a few questioning signs in the goal, as this appears to be the case, unless Carter does not remain any qualifying (he does not). Therefore, the Defence Corps is so important, and although Canadian Noah Dobson will not get back from the New York Islanders, they have a group of exceptional puck movers highlighted in 2019. Bowen Byram (Colorado Avalanche) and return Ty Smith (New Jersey Devils). As good as the Canadian is, they are a rather young team compared to some of their more recent clubs.
Prospect Spotlight: Quinton Byfield, C/W (2020-qualifies for concept). With Lafreniers returning and making Byfield the Canadian team want to watch concept enthusiasts to Team Canada. Byfield is a great man with tremendous speed and fast hands. Some spies I’ve spoken about in the past few weeks still feel like he can threaten lafreniers for the first overall in June.
Other prospects to look at: Dylan Cozens (Buffalo sagap), Alexis lafreniers (2020-qualifies for concept), Bowen Byram (Colorado Avalanche)