World Juniors 2020: Sharing the prospects of each NHL team

The World Youth Championship is scheduled to begin on December 26 as 10 teams compete for a podium place. While national pride is on the line for the next two weeks, the top juniors event also gives fans the chance to check out the stars of tomorrow for the NHL team.

This year’s tournaments will see more than 100 prospects for their country, such as the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rasmus Sandin, the Arizona Coyotes’ Barrett Hayton and the Winnipeg Jets’ Ville Heinola and David Gustafsson who took NHL action this year.

World Junior Championships: Team Guide for the Under-20 Championship 2020

Here is a team with the player distribution team that will beat the ice in the Czech Republic for all 31 NHL teams from Boxing Day until January 5 at the Junior IIHF 2020 World Championships.

The NHL prospects play in the World Juniors in 2020

Anaheim Ducks

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
The Czech Republic.
Lucas Dostal
G
Ilves (SM-Liiga)
3/2018
USA
Trevor Zegras
do
Boston Univ. (HE)
1st / 2019

Arizona Coyotes

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Barek Hayton
do
Arizona (NHL)
1st / 2018
The Czech Republic
Jan Jenik
do
Hamilton (OHL)
3/2018
Finland
Matisse Macheli
LW
Ilves (SM-Liiga)
4th / 2019
Finland
Aku Raty
RW
Carpathian (SM-League)
5th / 2019
Switzerland
Valentin Nussbaumer
C / LW
Shawinigan (QMJHL)
7th / 2019
Sweden
Victor Soderstrom
RHD
Brynas (SHL)
1st / 2019
USA
Emerson
RHD
Wisconsin (Big Ten)
3/2018

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Boston Bruins

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
The Czech Republic.
Jakub Lauko
LW
Provision (AHL)
3/2018
USA
John Beecher
do
Michigan (Big Ten)
1st / 2019
USA
Curtis Hall
do
Yale (ECAC)
4th / 2018

Buffalo Sabers

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Dylan Cozens
C / RW
Lethbridge (WHL)
1st / 2019
The Czech Republic.
Matthew Pekar
LW
Barrie (OHL)
4th / 2018
Sweden
Erik Portillo
G
Dubuque (USHL)
3/2019
USA
Mattias Samuelsson
LHD
Western Michigan (NCHC)
2nd / 2018

Calgary Flames

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
USA
Dustin Wolf
G
Everett (WHL)
7th / 2019

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Carolina Hurricanes

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Finland
Anthony Honka
RHD
Gypsy (SM-Liiga)
3/2019
Finland
Lenny Killeen
RW
Assat (SM-Liiga)
4th / 2018
Finland
Patrick Pistola
RW
Tappara (SM-Liiga)
3/2019
Germany
Dominic Bock
RW
Rogle (SHL)
Trade (STL: 1/2018)
USA
Jack Drury
do
Harvard (ECAC)
2nd / 2018

Chicago Blackhawks

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
The Czech Republic.
Michal Teply
RW
Winnipeg (WHL)
4th / 2019
Finland
Antti Saarela
do
Ilves (SM-Liiga)
4th / 2019

Colorado Avalanche

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Bowen Byram
LHD
Vancouver (WHL)
1st / 2019
Finland
Justus Annunen
G
Carpathian (SM-League)
3/2018
Finland
Sambo Randa
LW
Minnesota (Big Ten)
3/2018
Russia
Daniil Zhuravlyov
LHD
Kazan Bar (VHL)
5th / 2018

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COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Liam Foudy
C / LW
London (OHL)
1st / 2018
Russia
Kirill Marchenko
RW
SKA-Neva (VHL)
2nd / 2018
Russia
Dmitry Voronkov
LW
Kazan Bar (KHL)
4th / 2019
Switzerland
Tim Bernie
LHD
ZSC Lions (NLA)
6th / 2018

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Dallas Stars

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Ty Dellandrea
do
Flint (OHL)
1st / 2018
Sweden
Oskar Return
do
Farjestad (SHL)
3/2018

Detroit Red Wings

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Gerald McShaws
LHD
Halifax (QMJHL)
2nd / 2018
Canada
Joe Veleno
do
Grand Rapids (AHL)
1st / 2018
Germany
Moritz Seider
RHD
Grand Rapids (AHL)
1st / 2019
Sweden
Jonatan Berggren
LW
Skelleftea (SHL)
2nd / 2018
Sweden
Jesper Eliasson
G
Oil (SHL)
3/2018

Edmonton Alliller

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Raphael Lavoie
RW
Halifax (QMJHL)
2nd / 2019
Canada
Olivier Rodrigue
G
Moncton (QMJHL)
2nd / 2018
The Czech Republic.
Matthew Bloomell
do
Parandibi (Extreligia)
4th / 2019
Sweden
Philip Broberg
LHD
Skelleftea (SHL)
1st / 2019

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Florida Panthers

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Germany
Justin Sutz
LW
Red Ball Munich (DEL)
6th / 2018
Russia
Gregory Denisenko
LW
Locomotive (KHL)
1st / 2018
USA
Spencer Knight
G
Boston College (HE)
1st / 2019

Los Angeles Kings

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Aidan Dudas
do
Owen Sound (OHL)
4th / 2018
Canada
Akil Thomas
C / W
Niagara Falls (OHL)
2nd / 2018
The Czech Republic.
Lucas Parik
G
Spokane (WHL)
3/2019
Finland
Rasmus Kupari
do
Ontario (AHL)
1st / 2018
Finland
Kim Nussain
LHD
KalPa (SM-Liiga)
4th / 2019
Sweden
Tobias Bjornfot
LHD
Ontario (AHL)
1st / 2019
Sweden
Samuel Fagemo
RW
Frolunda (SHL)
2nd / 2019
USA
Alex Turkcott
do
Wisconsin (Big Ten)
1st / 2019
USA
Arthur Kaliyev
LW
Hamilton (OHL)
2nd / 2019

Minnesota Wild

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Russia
Alexander Khovanov
do
Moncton (QMJHL)
3/2018

Montreal Canadiens

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Russia
Alexander Romanov
LHD
KHL (KHL)
2nd / 2018
Sweden
Mattias Norlinder
LHD
MODO (Allsvenskan)
3/2019
USA
Cole Caufield
RW
Wisconsin (Big Ten)
1st / 2019
USA
Jordan Harris
LHD
Northeast (UN)
3/2018

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Nashville Islands

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
USA
Spencer Stastney
LHD
The Notre Dame (Big Ten)
5th / 2018

New Jersey Divers

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Kevin Bahl
LHD
Ottawa (OHL)
Trade (ARI: 2nd / 2018)
Canada
Tim Smith
LHD
Spokane (WHL)
1st / 2018
Russia
Daniil Misyul
LHD
Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)
3/2019
Switzerland
Akira Schmidt
G
Omaha (USHL)
5th / 2018
Sweden
Nikola Passic
C / W
Karlskoga (Allsvenskan)
7th / 2019

New York

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
USA
Jacob Pivonka
do
The Notre Dame (Big Ten)
4th / 2018
USA
Oliver Wahlstrom
fa
Bridgeport (AHL)
1st / 2018

New York Rangers

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Sweden
Nils Lundkvist
RHD
Lulea (SHL)
1st / 2018
Sweden
Karl Henriksson
do
Frolunda J20 (Superelit)
2nd / 2019
Switzerland
Nick Gross
LHD
Oshawa (OHL)
4th / 2018
USA
K’Andre Miller
LHD
Wisconsin (Big Ten)
1st / 2018
USA
Jacques Jones
LHD
UMass-Amhert (UN)
3/2019

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The Senators of Ottawa

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Jacob Bernard-Docker
RHD
North Dakota (NCHC)
1st / 2018
Finland
Lassi Thomson
RHD
Ilves (SM-Liiga)
1st / 2019
USA
Shane Pinto
do
North Dakota (NCHC)
2nd / 2019

Philadelphia Flyers

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Russia
Egor Zamula
LHD
Calgary (WHL)
UDFA
Sweden
Adam Ginning
LHD
Linkoping (SHL)
2nd / 2018
USA
Bobby Brink
RW
Denver (NCHC)
2nd / 2019
USA
Cam York
LHD
Michigan (Big Ten)
1st / 2019

Pittsburgh Penguins

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Calen Anderson
RHD
Lethbridge (WHL)
2nd / 2018

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San Jose Sharks

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Finland
Santi Hatakka
LHD
Ilves (SM-Liiga)
6th / 2019

St. Louis Blues

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Joel Hofer
G
Portland (WHL)
4th / 2018
Russia
Nikita Alexandrov
do
Charlottetown (QMJHL)
2nd / 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Nolan Foote
LW
Kelowna (WHL)
1st / 2019
Sweden
Hugo Alnefelt
G
HV71 (SHL)
3/2019

Toronto Maple Leafs

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Finland
Mikko Kokkonen
LHD
Jukurites (SM-Liiga)
3/2019
Sweden
Rasmus Widmark
LHD
Toronto (AHL)
1st / 2018
USA
Nick Robertson
LW
Peterborough (OHL)
2nd / 2019

Vancouver Canucks

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
The Czech Republic.
Karel Plasek
RW
Brno (Extreligia)
6th / 2019
Finland
Tony Utunen
LHD
Tappara (SM-Liiga)
5th / 2018
Russia
Vasil Podkolzin
RW
SKA-Neva (VHL)
1st / 2019
Sweden
Nils Hoglander
LW
Rogle (SHL)
2nd / 2019

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Golden Knights of Vegas

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Russia
Ivan Morozov
do
SKA-Neva (VHL)
2nd / 2018
Russia
Paul Dorofeev
LW
Magnitogorsk Metallurgy (KHL)
3/2019
USA
Isaiah Saville
G
Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)
5th / 2019

Washington Capitals

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Canada
Connor McMichael
do
London (OHL)
1st / 2019
The Czech Republic.
Martin Hugo has
RHD
KooVee (Mestis)
5th / 2019

Winnipeg Jets

COUNTRY
PLAYER
POS
Running team
ACQUIRED
Finland
Ville Heinola
LHD
Luke (SM-League)
1st / 2019
Sweden
David Gustafson
do
Winnipeg (NHL)
2nd / 2018

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