World Juniors to feature 22 draft eligibles

Aaron Vickers2013 Draft Center, International Events0 Comments

Twenty-two members of the 2013 NHL Draft class will have the opportunity to compete at the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia from December 26th to January 5th.

Led by Canadian forward Nathan MacKinnon , the World Juniors feature the top four players and six of the top eight in Future Considerations’ December ranking for the 2013 NHL Draft. Seth Jones, ranked behind MacKinnon at No. 2, will represent Team USA while Aleksander Barkov and Elias Lindholm, ranked third and fourth respectively, will represent Finland and Sweden. Jonathan Drouin, sixth, will skate alongside MacKinnon on Canada’s entry while the eighth-ranked Rasmus Ristolainen will join Barkov.

In total, 11 of the 22 draft eligibles skating in the World Juniors have been ranked in the first round by Future Considerations.

#29  Jonathan Drouin (LW/C) 17 1995-03-27 Ste. Agathe, QC, CAN 5.11 185 L  
#23  Nathan MacKinnon (C) 17 1995-09-01 Halifax, NS, CAN 5.11 179 R  
#17  Jan Stencel (D) 17 1995-02-26 Opava, CZE 5.09 176 L  
#5  Rasmus Ristolainen (D) 18 1994-10-27 Turku, FIN 6.04 207 R
#16  Aleksander Barkov (C) 17 1995-09-02 Tampere, FIN 6.02 205 R  
#28  Artturi Lehkonen (LW/RW) 17 1995-07-04 Piikkiö, FIN 5.10 152 L  
#23  Saku Salminen (LW/C) 18 1994-10-20 Helsinki, FIN 6.03 198 L  
#21  Dominik Kahun (LW) 17 1995-07-02 Planá, CZE 5.09 179 L  
#23  Frederik Tiffels (LW) 17 1995-05-20 Köln, GER 6.00 185 L  
#13  Edgars Kulda (LW) 18 1994-11-13 Riga, LAT 5.11 191 L  
#29  Pavel Koledov (D) 18 1994-09-20 Novosibirsk, RUS 6.00 181 R  
#15  Valeri Nichushkin (LW) 17 1995-03-04 Chelyabinsk, RUS 6.03 176 L    
#19  Marko Dano (C/RW) 18 1994-11-30 Eisenstadt, AUT 5.11 183 L  
#29  Martin Reway (C/LW) 17 1995-01-24 Praha, CZE 5.10 172 L  
#8  Linus Arnesson (D) 18 1994-09-21 Stockholm, SWE 6.02 190 L  
#25  Jacob de la Rose (W/C) 17 1995-05-20 Arvika, SWE 6.02 183 L  
#26  Nick Sorensen (C/LW) 18 1994-10-23 Holbæk, DEN 6.01 172 R  
#10  Alexander Wennberg (C/RW) 18 1994-09-22 Nacka, SWE 5.11 157 L  
#19  Elias Lindholm (C/RW) 18 1994-12-02 Boden, SWE 6.00 192 R  
#5  Mirco Mueller (D) 17 1995-03-21 Winterthur, SUI 6.03 187 L  
#3  Seth Jones (D) 18 1994-10-03 Plano, TX, USA 6.04 205 R  
#21  Ryan Hartman (RW)             18  1994-09-20 West Dundee, IL, USA 5.11 185 R

*Click on the highlighted player name to view their feature history on Future Considerations

Note: Defenseman Robert Hagg could be added to Sweden’s roster as an injury replacement for Hampus Lindholm

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