The road to the NHL Draft is full of twists and turns. Players can look like a top-end prospect one month and stall out the next. On the other side, a kid can move from an average prospect with underwhelming skill to developing into a first-round candidate.
Hockey fans love the World Junior Championship. Hockey scouts, too.
Forward Filip Zadina, eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft, was among the 27 named to the Czech Republic’s preliminary roster for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.