2021 IIHF Men’s World Championship: The Prospects

Steve Kournianos  |  5/20/2021  |  [hupso]

Finland’s Anton Lundell was the 11th pick in the 2020 NHL draft

What: 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championship
When: May 21 – June 6
Where: Riga, Latvia (Arena Riga, Olympic Sports Centre; GMT+3 )
Streams: NHL Network, TSN, Fubo TV, Sling
Official IIHF Documents: Schedule | Stats | Live Box Scores


Group A Group B
Russia Canada
Sweden Finland
Czech Republic United States
Switzerland Germany
Slovakia Latvia
Denmark Norway
Belarus Italy
Great Britain Kazakhstan

Draft Prospects


NAT NAME POS HT WT DOB DRAFT TM LGE
Belarus Danila Klimovich  RW 6’1 187  1/9/03 2021  Minskie Zubry  Belarus
Belarus Aleksei Kolosov  GK 6’1 187  1/4/02 2021  Dynamo Minsk  Belarus
Canada Owen Power  LHD 6’5 212  11/22/02 2021 Michigan Big-10
Italy Davide Fadani  GK 6’0 168  2/3/01 2021  Lugano U20  SUI
Switzerland  Janis Moser  LHD 6’1 172  6/6/00 2021  Biel  NLA
Russia Ilya Safonov*  C 6’3 205  5/30/01 2021  Ak Bars  KHL
Slovakia Martin Bucko  RHD 6’2 190  5/13/00 2021  Pardubice  Czech Extraliga
Slovakia Simon Nemec  RHD 6’0 187  2/15/04 2022 Nitra  Tipos Extraliga
Slovakia  Martin Fasko-Rudas  LW 6’1 170 8/10/00 2021 Liberec  Czech Extraliga
Slovakia Juraj Slafkovsky  RW 6’4 218  3/30/04 2022 TPS U20  SM-Sarja
USA Matt Beniers  C 6’1 174  11/5/02 2021  Michigan  Big-10

*Taxi squad

NHL Prospects


NAT NAME POS ORG
England Liam Kirk  LW Arizona Coyotes
Finland Arttu Ruotsalainen  C Buffalo Sabres
Belarus Ilya Solovyov  LHD Calgary Flames
Norge Emillio Pettersen  C Calgary Flames
USA Connor Mackey  LHD Calgary Flames
Sweden Jesper Sellgren*  LHD Carolina Hurricanes
USA Jack Drury  C Carolina Hurricanes
Canada Nicolas Beaudin  LHD Chicago Blackhawks
Norge Ole Holm  LHD Columbus Blue Jackets
Russia Dmitry Voronkov  C/W Columbus Blue Jackets
Slovakia Samuel Knazko  LHD Columbus Blue Jackets
USA Ryan Shea  LHD Dallas Stars
Germany Moritz Seider  RHD Detroit Red Wings
Sweden Albert Johansson*  LHD Detroit Red Wings
Finland Anton Lundell  C Florida Panthers
Finland Kim Nouisianen  LHD Los Angeles Kings
Denmark Frederik Dichow  GK Montreal Canadiens
Belarus Yegor Sarangovich  RW New Jersey Devils
Switzerland Jonas Siegenthaler  LHD New Jersey Devils
Slovakia Marian Studenic LW New Jersey Devils
USA Matthew Hellickson  LHD New Jersey Devils
Canada Braden Schneider  RHD New York Rangers
Slovakia Adam Huska  GK New York Rangers
Sweden Nils Lundkvist  RHD New York Rangers
USA Zac Jones  LHD New York Rangers
Canada Jacob Bernard-Docker  RHD Ottawa Senators
Sweden Samuel Ersson*  GK Philadelphia Flyers
Finland Valtteri Puustinen  RW Pittsburgh Penguins
Denmark Alexander True  C San Jose Sharks
Germany Lean Bergmann  C San Jose Sharks
USA Sasha Chmelevski  C/W San Jose Sharks
Finland Axel Rindell  RHD Toronto Maple Leafs
Latvia Kristians Rubins  LHD Toronto Maple Leafs
Sweden Pontus Holmberg  C Toronto Maple Leafs
Sweden Filip Hallander*  LW Toronto Maple Leafs
Canada Mike DiPietro  GK Vancouver Canucks
Russia Vasily Podkolzin*  RW Vancouver Canucks
Latvia Martins Dzierkals  LW Vegas Golden Knights
Russia  Ivan Morozov  C Vegas Golden Knights
Belarus Alexei Protas  C Washington Capitals
Switzerland Tobias Geisser  LHD Washington Capitals
Canada Cole Perfetti  LW Winnipeg Jets
Germany Leon Gawanke  RHD Winnipeg Jets

*Taxi squad

Belarus

Draft prospects: Danila Klimovich, RW (6’1, 187 | 1/9/03 | Minskie Zubry, Belarus); Aleksei Kolosov, GK (6’1, 187 | 1/4/02 | Dynamo Minsk, Belarus)

NHL prospects: Alexei Protas, C (Capitals); Ilya Solovyov, LHD (Flames); Yegor Sarangovich, RW (Devils)

Canada

Draft prospects: Owen Power, LHD (6’5, 212 | 11/22/02)

NHL prospects: Braden Schneider, RHD (Rangers); Mike DiPietro, GK (Canucks); Cole Perfetti, LW (Jets); Nicolas Beaudin, LHD (Blackhawks); Jacob Bernard-Docker, RHD (Senators)

Denmark

NHL prospects: Frederik Dichow, GK (Canadiens); Alexander True, C (Sharks)

Finland

NHL prospects: Anton Lundell, C (Panthers); Valtteri Puustinen, RW (Penguins); Axel Rindell, RHD (Maple Leafs); Kim Nouisianen, LHD (Kings); Arttu Ruotsalainen, C/RW (Sabres)

England

NHL prospects: Liam Kirk, LW (Coyotes)

Germany

NHL prospects: Moritz Seider, RHD (Red Wings); Lukas Reichel, LW (Blackhawks); Leon Gawanke, RHD (Jets); Lean Bergmann, C (Sharks)

Italy

Draft prospects: Davide Fadani, GK (6’0, 168 | 2/3/01 | Lugano U20, SUI)

Latvia

NHL prospects: Kristians Rubins, LHD (Maple Leafs); Martins Dzierkals, LW (Golden Knights)

Norway

Draft prospects: Emil Lilleberg, LHD (6’2, 207 | 2/2/01 | Sparta Sarpsborg, NOR)

NHL prospects: Emillio Pettersen, C (Flames)

Russia

NHL prospects: Ivan Morozov, C (Golden Knights); Dmitry Voronkov, C/W (Blue Jackets)

Taxi squad: Vasily Podkolzin, RW (Canucks); Ilya Safonov, C (2021 draft | 6’3, 205 | 5/30/01 | Ak Bars, KHL)

Switzerland

Draft prospects: Janis Moser, LHD (6’1, 172 | 6/6/00 | Biel, NLA)

NHL prospects: Jonas Siegenthaler, LHD (Devils); Tobias Geisser, LHD (Capitals)

Slovakia

Draft prospects: Martin Bucko, RHD (6’2, 190 | 5/13/00 | Pardubice, Czech Extraliga); Simon Nemec, RHD (6’0, 187 | 2/15/04, 2022 draft | Nitra, Tipos Extraliga); Martin Fasko-Rudas, LW (Liberec, Czech Extraliga); Juraj Slafkovsky, RW (6’4, 218 | 3/30/04, 2022 draft | TPS U20, SM-Sarja)

NHL prospects: Samuel Knazko, LHD (Blue Jackets); Adam Huska, GK (Rangers); Marian Studenic, LW (Devils)

Sweden

NHL prospects: Nils Lundkvist, RHD (Rangers); Pontus Holmberg, C (Maple Leafs)

Taxi squad: Samuel Ersson, G (Flyers); Jesper Sellgren, LHD (Hurricanes); Albert Johansson, LHD (Red Wings); Filip Hallander, LW (Maple Leafs)

United States

Draft prospects: Matt Beniers, C (6’1, 174 | 11/5/02 | Michigan, Big-10)

NHL prospects: Ryan Shea, LHD (Stars); Connor Mackey, LHD (Flames); Jack Drury, C (Hurricanes); Sasha Chmelevski, C (Sharks); Zac Jones, LHD (Rangers); Matthew Hellickson, LHD (Devils)

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