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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

WJHC 2009-10 - Golden Prospects

For a team to make the finals of the World Junior Hockey Championships, they need talent and depth. Team Canada and Team U.S.A. have no shortage of either. The future is bright for many players in tonight's game.

Jordan Eberle - He can do some amazing things with the puck and he continues to be a clutch member of Team Canada. Eberle set a Canadian record by scoring a point in 11 straight games at the WJHC tournament.

Nazem Kadri - He made controversial throat-slashing gestures to a Slovakian team member earlier in the tournament but has rebounded with smarter actions and play as the tournament progressed. The London Knights star has shown flashes of the offensive skill that will make him a future star in Toronto.

Jerry D'Amigo - Another Leaf prospect, D'Amigo has scored five goals and ten points over the course of the tournament.

Taylor Hall - Potential 1st overall pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and a highlight reel every time he hits the ice.

Danny Kristo - A second round pick of the Montreal Canadiens, Kristo has provided Team U.S.A. with seven points in six games, five of which were goals.

Jordan Schroeder - The Vancouver Canucks used their first round pick in 2009 on Jordan Schroeder and are now watching him contribute to Team USA's run towards gold. The 5'9", 185 lbs. Schroeder has two goals and five assists in his time away from the University of Minnesota.

Alex Pietrangelo - The most experienced NHL player in the game as he's played parts of two seasons with the St. Louis Blues already. The defenseman has been lighting up the scoresheet throughtout the tournament.

Brayden Schenn - An emergency call-up by the Los Angeles Kings this season, Schenn was a top draft pick in 2009.

Jared Cowen - Selected ninth overall in the last year's draft, Cowen is a future #1 defenseman.

Greg Nemisz - Yet another 1st round pick, Nemisz is a scoring machine. The Calgary Flames draft pick has 24 goals in only 34 games this season in the OHL.

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