2015 World Junior Roster Breakdown By NHL Team

The holiday season is upon us, which means yuletide cheer, festive greetings and – most importantly – the annual IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, this year in Toronto and Montreal. Ten teams of under-20 players will embark upon the greatest tournament in sports to determine the supreme junior hockey power in the world.

2015_WJHC_logoFor NHL fans, the World Juniors can often be a confusing time, with so many new teams to keep track of in addition to the existing big-league cheering allegiances. In the interest of cheering clarity, here is a handy cheat sheet to which NHL prospects are playing on which World Junior roster.

ANAHEIM DUCKS (3)

  • D Shea Theodore – Canada – 2013 first round pick (26th overall)
  • F Nick Ritchie – Canada – 2014 first round pick (10th overall)
  • F Ondrej Kase – Czech Republic – 2014 seventh round pick (205th overall)

ARIZONA COYOTES (2)

  • F Max Domi – Canada – 2013 first round pick (12th overall)
  • F Anton Karlsson – Sweden – 2014 third round pick (87th overall)

BOSTON BRUINS (3)

  • D Anton Blidh – Sweden – 2013 sixth round pick (180th overall)
  • F David Pastrnak – Czech Republic – 2014 first round pick (25th overall)
  • F Peter Cehlarik – Slovakia – 2013 third round pick (90th overall)

BUFFALO SABRES (4)

  • F Sam Reinhart – Canada – 2014 first round pick (2nd overall)
  • F Victor Olofsson – Sweden – 2014 seventh round pick (181st overall)
  • F J.T. Compher – USA – 2013 second round pick (35th overall)
  • F Hudson Fasching – USA – 2013 fourth round (118 overall) [drafted by Los Angeles, traded to Buffalo]

CALGARY FLAMES (1)

  • D Rushan Rafikov – Russia – 2013 seventh round pick (187th overall)

CAROLINA HURRICANES (3)

  • G Alex Nedeljkovic – USA – 2014 second round pick (37th overall)
  • F Lucas Wallmark – Sweden – 2014 fourth round pick (97th overall)
  • F Sergei Tolchinsky – Russia – signed as a free agent

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (5)

  • D Robin Norell – Sweden – 2013 fourth round pick (111th overall)
  • F John Hayden – USA – 2013 third round pick (74th overall)
  • F Anthony Louis – USA – 2013 sixth round pick (181st overall)
  • F Tyler Motte – USA – 2013 fourth round pick (121st overall)
  • F Nick Schmaltz – USA – 2014 first round pick (20th overall)

COLORADO AVALANCHE (1)

  • D Will Butcher – USA – 2013 fifth round pick (123rd overall)

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (4)

  • D Dillon Heatherington – Canada – 2013 second round pick (50th overall)
  • D Ryan Collins – USA – 2014 second round pick (47th overall)
  • F Oliver Bjorkstrand – Denmark – 2013 third round pick (89th overall)
  • F Sonny Milano – USA – 2014 first round pick (16th overall)

DALLAS STARS (3)

  • D Julius Honka – Finland – 2014 first round pick (14th overall)
  • D Aleksi Makela – Finland – 2013 seventh round pick (182nd overall)
  • F Matej Paulovic – Slovakia – 2013 fifth round pick (149th overall)

DETROIT RED WINGS (5)

  • D Joe Hicketts  – Canada – signed as a free agent
  • F Julius Vahatalo – Finland – 2014 sixth round pick (166th overall)
  • F Christoffer Ehn – Sweden – 2014 fourth round pick (106th overall)
  • F Axel Holmstrom – Sweden – 2014 seventh round pick (196th overall)
  • F Dylan Larkin – USA – 2014 first round pick (15th overall)

EDMONTON OILERS (2)

  • D Darnell Nurse – Canada – 2013 first round pick (7th overall)
  • D William Lagesson – Sweden – 2014 fourth round pick (91st overall)

FLORIDA PANTHERS (1)

  • D Ian McCoshen – USA – 2013 second round pick (31st overall)

LOS ANGELES KINGS (3)

  • D Alex Lintuniemi – Finland – 2014 second round pick (60th overall)
  • F Dominik Kubalik – Czech Republic – 2013 seventh round pick (191st overall)
  • F Adrian Kempe – Sweden – 2014 first round pick (29th overall)

MINNESOTA WILD (2)

  • G Kaapo Kahkonen – Finland – 2014 fourth round pick (109th overall)
  • F Alex Tuch – USA – 2014 first round pick (18th overall)

MONTREAL CANADIENS (4)

  • G Zachary Fucale – Canada – 2013 second round pick (36th overall)
  • F Jacob de la Rose – Sweden – 2013 second round pick (34th overall)
  • F Artturi Lehkonen – Finland – 2013 second round pick (55th overall)
  • F Martin Reway – Slovakia – 2013 fourth round pick (116th overall)

NASHVILLE PREDATORS (4)

  • G Juuse Saros – Finland – 2013 fourth round pick (99th overall)
  • D Joonas Lyytinen – Finland – 2014 fifth round pick (132nd overall)
  • F Kevin Fiala – Switzerland – 2014 first round pick (11th overall)
  • F Vladislav Kamenev – Russia – 2014 second round pick (42nd overall)

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (2)

  • D Steven Santini – USA – 2013 second round pick (42nd overall)
  • F Miles Wood – USA – 2013 fourth round pick (100th overall)

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (2)

  • G Linus Soderstrom – Sweden – 2014 fourth round pick (95th overall)
  • G Ilya Sorokin – Russia – 2014 third round pick (78th overall)

NEW YORK RANGERS (4)

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  • G Igor Shestyorkin – Russia – 2014 fourth round pick (118th overall)
  • G Brandon Halverson – USA – 2014 second round pick (59th overall)
  • F Anthony Duclair – Canada – 2013 third round pick (80th overall)
  • F Pavel Buchnevich – Russia – 2013 third round pick (75th overall)

OTTAWA SENATORS (3)

  • D Andreas Englund – Sweden – 2014 second round pick (40th overall)
  • F Curtis Lazar – Canada – 2013 first round pick (17th overall)
  • F Nick Paul – Canada – 2013 fourth round pick (101st overall) [drafted by Dallas, traded to Ottawa]

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (3)

  • D Samuel Morin – Canada – 2013 first round pick (11th overall)
  • D Robert Hagg – Sweden – 2013 second round pick (41st overall)
  • F Oskar Lindblom – Sweden – 2014 fifth round pick (138th overall)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (1)

  • F Kasperi Kapanen – Finland – 2014 first round pick (22nd overall)

SAN JOSE SHARKS (5)

  • G Fredrik Bergvik – Sweden – 2013 fourth round pick (117th overall)
  • D Julius Bergman – Sweden – 2014 second round pick (46th overall)
  • D Mirco Mueller – Switzerland – 2013 first round pick (18th overall)
  • F Noah Rod – Switzerland – 2014 second round pick (53rd overall)
  • F Nikolay Goldobin – Russia – 2014 first round pick (27th overall)

ST. LOUIS BLUES (3)

  • G Ville Husso – Finland – 2014 fourth round pick (94th overall)
  • F Robby Fabbri – Canada – 2014 first round pick (21st overall)
  • F Ivan Barbashev – Russia – 2014 second round pick (33rd overall)

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (3)

  • D Dominik Masin – Czech Republic – 2014 second round pick (35th overall)
  • D Anthony DeAngelo – USA – 2014 first round pick (19th overall)
  • F Brayden Point – Canada – 2014 third round pick (79th overall)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (3)

  • D Rinat Valiyev – Russia – 2014 third round pick (68th overall)
  • F Frederik Gauthier – Canada – 2013 first round pick (21st overall)
  • F William Nylander – Sweden – 2014 first round pick (8th overall)

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (3)

  • G Thatcher Demko – USA – 2014 second round pick (36th overall)
  • D Gustav Forsling – Sweden – 2014 fifth round pick (126th overall)
  • F Jake Virtanen – Canada – 2014 first round pick (6th overall)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS (3)

  • G Vitek Vanecek – Czech Republic – 2014 second round pick (39th overall)
  • D Madison Bowey – Canada – 2013 second round pick (53rd overall)
  • F Jakub Vrana – Czech Republic – 2014 first round pick (13th overall)

WINNIPEG JETS (6)

  • G Eric Comrie – Canada – 2013 second round pick (59th overall)
  • D Josh Morrissey – Canada – 2013 first round pick (13th overall)
  • D Jan Kostalek – Czech Republic – 2013 fourth round pick (114th overall)
  • F Nic Petan – Canada – 2013 second round pick (43rd overall)
  • F Nikolaj Ehlers – Denmark – 2014 first round pick (9th overall)
  • F Chase de Leo – USA – 2014 fourth round pick (99th overall)