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Under-20 World Hockey Championship Tournament Rosters

by DraftSite on Dec. 12, 2011

The IIHF Under - 20 World Championship is the most prestigious tournament in junior hockey and takes place every Winter Holiday season through the New Year. The main tourney features the ten top division teams from which a champion is crowned. (There are also three lower pools—divisions I, II and III—that each play separate tournaments for the right to be promoted to a higher pool, or face relegation to a lower pool.) 

The tournament offers a prestigious stage for young hockey players, many whom are already drafted by NHL clubs, and others whose draft year is 2012. The tourney lets fans watch player under twenty years of age play against the elite in their age grouping, and a good performance can significantly boost a player's value for upcoming NHL Entry Drafts.

A few players under twenty will be granted permission to join their respective national teams to compete. Tampa Bay's Brett Connolly and Anaheim's Devante Smith-Pelly were granted permission to join team Canada by their respective NHL clubs, but there are other teams that have decided their youngsters better serve their organizations by staying with the parent NHL at their relatively young age. Thus Edmonton's budding star Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Philadelphia's Sean Couturier, Columbus's Ryan Johansen, and Florida's Erik Gudbranson willing be staying and contributing at the NHL level, as their teams feel their development is better served by continuing their NHL on-the-job-training.

We here at Draftsite have provided the early rosters and have begun to link them with the profiles of both drafted and soon to be drafted players, so you may get a bit more info on any prop sects that catch your eye.

 
CANADA
 
GOALIES -- Tyler Bunz, Medicine Hat, WHL (Edmonton); Louis Domingue, Quebec, QMJHL (Phoenix); Mark Visentin, Niagara, OHL (Phoenix); Scott Wedgewood, Plymouth, OHL (New Jersey).
 
DEFENSEMEN -- Nathan Beaulieu, Saint John, QMJHL (Montreal); Cody Ceci, Ottawa, OHL (2012 Draft eligible); Matthew Dumba, Red Deer, WHL (2012 Draft eligible); Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Rimouski, QMJHL), Buffalo); Brandon Gormley, Moncton, QMJHL, (Phoenix); Dougie Hamilton, Niagara, OHL (Boston); Scott Harrington, London, OHL (Pittsburgh); Brenden Kichton, Spokane, WHL (N.Y. Islanders); Joe Morrow, Portland, WHL (Pittsburgh); Ryan Murphy, Kitchener, OHL (Carolina); Ryan Murray, Everett, WHL (2012 Draft eligible); Jamie Oleksiak, Saginaw, OHL (Dallas); Alex Petrovic, Red Deer, WHL (Florida); Mark Pysyk, Edmonton, WHL (Buffalo).
 
FORWARDS -- Michaël Bournival, Shawinigan, QMJHL (Montreal); Brett Bulmer, Kelowna, WHL (Minnesota); Phillip Danault, Victoriaville, QMJHL (Chicago); Phillip Di Giuseppe, University of Michigan, CCHA (2012 Draft eligible); Michael Ferland, Brandon,  WHL (Calgary); Brendan Gallagher, Vancouver, WHL, (Montreal); Freddie Hamilton, Niagara, OHL (San Jose); Quinton Howden, Moose Jaw, WHL (Florida); Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John, QMJHL (Florida); Boone Jenner, Oshawa, OHL (Columbus); Mark McNeill, Prince Albert, WHL (Chicago); Tanner Pearson, Barrie, OHL (2012 Draft eligible); Zack Phillips, Saint John, QMJHL, (Minnesota); Ty Rattie, Portland, WHL (St. Louis); Max Reinhart, Kootenay, WHL (Calgary); Brad Ross, Portland, WHL (Toronto); Mark Scheifele, Barrie, OHL (Winnipeg); Jaden Schwartz, Colorado College, WCHA (St. Louis); Ryan Spooner, Kingston, OHL (Boston); Mark Stone, Brandon, WHL (Ottawa); Ryan Strome, Niagara, OHL (N.Y. Islanders); Christian Thomas, Oshawa, (OHL, (N.Y. Rangers); Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa, OHL (Los Angeles)
 
 
USA
 
GOALIES -- Jack Campbell, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (Dallas); John Gibson, Kitchener, OHL (Anaheim), *Andy Iles, Cornell University, ECAC (2012 draft eligible) emergency back up...
 
DEFENSEMEN -- Adam Clendening, Boston University, HE (Chicago); Justin Faulk, Carolina, NHL; Derek Forbort, North Dakota, WCHA (Los Angeles); Kevin Gravel, St. Cloud State, WCHA (Los Angeles); Stephen Johns, Notre Dame, CCHA (Chicago); Seth Jones, USNTDP U-18, USHL (2013 draft eligible); Austin Levi, Plymouth, OHL (Carolina); Jonathon Merrill, Michigan, CCHA (New Jersey); Jarred Tinordi, London, OHL (Montreal); Jacob Trouba, USNTDP U-18, USHL (2012 draft eligible)
 
FORWARDS -- Kenny Agostino, Yale, ECAC (Pittsburgh); Josh Archibald, Nebraska-Omaha, WCHA (Pittsburgh); Bill Arnold, Boston College, HE (Calgary); Nick Bjugstad, Minnesota, WCHA (Florida); Connor Brickley, Vermont, HE (Florida); Austin Czarnik, Miami, CCHA (2012 draft eligible); Charlie Coyle, Boston University, HE (Minnesota); Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat, WHL (Anaheim); Brian Ferlin, Cornell, ECAC (Boston); John Gaudreau, Boston College, HE (Calgary); J.T. Miller, Plymouth, OHL (N.Y. Rangers); Shane Prince, Ottawa, OHL (Ottawa); Kyle Rau, Minnesota, WCHA (Florida); Brandon Saad, Saginaw, OHL (Chicago); T.J. Tynan, Notre Dame, CCHA (Columbus); Austin Watson, Peterborough, OHL (Nashville); Jason Zucker, Denver, WCHA (Minnesota).
 
 
FINLAND 2012 WJC CAMP ROSTER
 
GOALIES -- Sami Aittokallio, Ilves (Colorado); Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi Sagueneens, QMJHL (Los Angeles Kings); Jonathan Iilahti, Blues (Vancouver); Richard Ullberg, SaiPa (2012 draft eligible).
 
DEFENSEMEN --  Jani Hakanpaa, Blues (St. Louis); Miro Hovinen, Jokerit (2012 draft eligible); Olli Maatta, London Knights, OHL (2012 draft eligible); Konsta Makinen, Ilves (2012 draft eligible); Julius Nyqvist, HIFK (2012 draft eligible); Ville Pokka, Karpat (2012 draft eligible); Simo-Pekka Riikola, KalPa (2012 draft eligible); Rasmus Ristolainen, TPS (2013 draft eligible); Joonas Valkonen, Blues (2012 draft eligible).
 
FORWARDS -- Miro Aaltonen, Blues (2012 draft eligible); Joel Armia, Assat (Buffalo); Aleksander Barkov, Tappara (2013 draft eligible); Joonas Donskoi, Karpat (Florida); Markus Granlund, HIFK (Calgary); Mikael Granlund, HIFK (Minnesota); Petteri Halinen, JYP (2012 draft eligible); Roope Hamalainen, SaiPa/Jukurit (2012 draft eligible); Markus Hannikainen, Jokerit (2012 draft eligible); Mikael Kuronen, Ilves (2012 draft eligible); Otto Paajanen, HPK (2012 draft eligible); Teemu Pulkkinen, Jokerit (Detroit); Alexander Ruuttu, Jokerit (Phoenix); Miikka Salomaki, Karpat (Nashville).
 
SWEDEN 2012 WJC CAMP ROSTER
 
GOALIES -- Anton Forsberg, MODO Hockey (Columbus); Johan Gustafsson, Lulea (Minnesota); Johan Mattsson, Sudbury Wolves, OHL (Chicago)
 
DEFENSEMEN -- Mattias Backman, Linkopings (Detroit); Jonas Brodin, Farjestads (Minnesota); Fredrik Claesson, Djurgardens (Ottawa); Petter Granberg, Skelleftea (Toronto); Oscar Klefbom, Farjestads (Edmonton); John Klingberg, Jokerit (Dallas); Patrik Nemeth, AIK (Dallas)
 
FORWARDS -- Pontus Aberg, Djurgardens (2012 draft eligible); Sebastian Collberg, Frolunda (2012 draft eligible); Filip Forsberg, Leksands (2012 draft eligible); Max Friberg, Timra (Anaheim); William Karlsson, VIK Vasteras (Anaheim); Johan Larsson, Brynas (Minnesota); Joakim Nordstrom, AIK (Chicago); Rickard Rakell, Plymouth Whalers, OHL (Anaheim); Victor Rask, Calgary Hitmen, WHL (Carolina); Ludvig Rensfeldt, Sarnia Sting, OHL (Chicago); Johan Sundstrom, Frolunda (N.Y. Islanders); Erik Thorell, Farjestads (2012 draft eligible); Mika Zibanejad, Djurgardens (Ottawa)
 
RUSSIA 2012 WJC CAMP ROSTER
 
GOALIES -- Sergei Kostenko, Metallurg Novokuznetsk (2012 eligible); Igor Saprykin, Vityaz Chekhov (2012 eligible); Andrei Vasilevski, Tolpar Ufa (2012 eligible)
 
DEFENSEMEN -- Viktor Antipin, Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2012 eligible); Mikhail Naumenkov, CSKA Moscow (2012 eligible); Grigori Zheldakov, Spartak Moscow (2012 eligible); Ildar Isangulov, Salavat Yulayev Ufa (2012 eligible); Nikita Nesterov, Traktor Chelyabinsk (Tampa Bay Lightning); Alexei Marchenko, CSKA Moscow (Detroit Red Wings); Zakhar Arzamastsev, Metallurg Novokuznetsk (2012 eligible); Roman Kudinov, Vityaz Chekhov (2012 eligible); Igor Ozhiganov, CSKA Moscow (2012 eligible); Denis Barantsev, MVD Balashikha (2012 eligible)
 
FORWARDS -- Nikita Gusev, CSKA Moscow (2012 eligible); Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Moscow (Tampa Bay Lightning); Vladislav Kartayev, Salavat Yulayev Ufa (2012 eligible); Danil Apalkov, Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2012 eligible); Pavel Kulikov, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (2012 eligible); Yaroslav Kosov, Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Florida Panthers); Bogdan Potekhin, Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2012 eligible); Bulat Shavaleyev, Ak Bars Kazan (2012 eligible); Emil Galimov, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (2012 eligible); Yevgeni Kuznetsov, Traktor Chelyabinsk (Washington Capitals); Ainars Podzinsh, Dinamo Riga (2012 eligible); Ignat Zemchenko, Severstal Cherepovets (2012 eligible); Nikolai Prokhorkin, CSKA Moscow (2012 eligible); Pavel Medvedev, Spartak Moscow (2012 eligible); Sergei Barbashov, CSKA Moscow (2012 eligible)
 
CZECH REPUBLIC Roster – 27 Players and Reserves
 
GOALTENDERS:
 
Petr Mrázek (Ottawa, OHL), Libor Kašík (Zlín/Olomouc), Tomáš Král (Oulu, Finland).
 
DEFENSEMEN:
 
Tomáš Bartejs (Chomutov), Marek Hrbas (Kamloops, WHL), Bohumil Jank (Poprad, KHL), Daniel Krejčí (Slavia Praha), Vojtěch Mozík (Ml. Boleslav), David Musil (Vancouver, WHL), Filip Pavlík (Třinec/Ústí), Jiří Říha (Liberec/Benátky), Petr Zámorský (Zlín).
 
FORWARDS:
 
Jakub Culek, Petr Straka (both Rimouski, QMJHL), Tomáš Filippi (Baie-Comeau, QMJHL), Martin Frk (Halifax, QMJHL), Tomáš Hertl, Dmitrij Jaškin (both Slavia Praha), Petr Holík (Zlín), Tomáš Hyka (Gatineau, QMJHL), Tomáš Nosek (Pardubice), Daniel Přibyl (Sparta Praha), Lukáš Sedlák (Chicoutimi, QMJHL), Jiří Sekáč (Poprad, KHL), Michal Švihálek (Č. Budějovice), Dominik Uher (Spokane, WHL), Radek Faksa (Kitchener, WHL).
 
RESERVES:
 
Patrik Bartošák (Red Deer, WHL), Matěj Machovský (Brampton, OHL), Daniel Sobotka, Tomáš Rubeš (Sparta, Beroun), Tomáš Fořt (Zlín), Michal Vachovec (K. Vary), David Stach (Lukko Rauma, Finland), Jan Káňa (Brno), Tomáš Rousek (Č. Budějovice), Denis Kindl (Montréal, QMJHL), Jaroslav Vlach (Liberec/Benátky).
 
 
LATVIA 2012 WJC CAMP ROSTER
 
GOALIES -- Rihards Cimermanis, HK Juniors (2012 draft eligible); Kristers Gudlevskis, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible); Elvis Merzlikins, HC Lugano, SUI (2012 draft eligible).
 
DEFENSEMEN -- Vladislavs Dudins, Olimpiya (2012 draft eligible); Kristers Freibergs, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible); Nikita Kolesnikovs, Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL (2012 draft eligible); Krists Kalnins, AIK HK, SWE (2012 draft eligible); Kriss Lipsbergs, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible); Kristaps Nimanis, Red Ducks, FIN (2012 draft eligible); Martins Mezulis, Rapperswil, SWE (2012 d raft eligible); Arturs Salija, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible); Edgars Siksna, SK Liepajas Metalurgs (2012 draft eligible); Sandis Sostaks, SK Liepajas Metalurgs (2012 draft eligible); Juris Ziemins, HK Juniors (2012 draft eligible); Pauls Zvirbulis, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible).
 
FORWARDS -- Toms Andersons, SC Bern, SUI (2012 draft eligible); Arturs Birstins, HC Most, CZE (2012 draft eligible); Theodor Blueger, Shattuck-St. Mary's, HS-MN (2012 draft eligible); Maris Dilevka, Sk Liepajas Metalurgs (2012 draft eligible); Zemgus Girgensons, Dubuque, USHL (2012 draft eligible); Pauls Hodzko, SK Liepajas Metalurgs (2012 draft eligible); Vitalijs Hvorostinins, Vaasas Sport (2012 draft eligible); Nikolajs Jelisejevs, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible), Nikita Jevpalovs, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible); Edgars Klavins, AIK J20, SWE (2012 draft eligible); Arturs Kuzmenkovs, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible); Kristaps Legzdins, Syrianska HK, SWE (2012 draft eligible); Roberts Lipsbergs, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible); Kristians Pelss, Edmonton, WHL (Edmonton); Davis Straupe, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible); Kirils Tambijevs, HK Riga (2012 draft eligible)

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