World Juniors 2020: Breakdown of every NHL teams' prospects

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The World Junior Championship is slated to begin on Dec. 26 as 10 teams vie for a spot on the podium. While national pride is on the line during the next two weeks, the premier event on the juniors stage also provides fans a chance to check out the stars of tomorrow for their NHL team.

This year's tournament will see more than 100 prospects suit up for their country, including the Toronto Maple Leafs' Rasmus Sandin, the Arizona Coyotes' Barrett Hayton and the Winnipeg Jets' Ville Heinola and David Gustafsson who have seen NHL action this year.

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Here's a team-by-team breakdown of the players that will hit the ice in the Czech Republic for all 31 NHL teams from Boxing Day to Jan. 5 at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.

NHL prospects playing in 2020 World Juniors

Anaheim Ducks

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Czech Rep.

Lukas Dostal

G

Ilves (SM-Liiga)

3rd/2018

USA

Trevor Zegras

C

Boston Univ. (HE)

1st/2019

Arizona Coyotes

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Barrett Hayton

C

Arizona (NHL)

1st/2018

Czech Republic

Jan Jenik

C

Hamilton (OHL)

3rd/2018

Finland

Matias Maccelli

LW

Ilves (SM-Liiga)

4th/2019

Finland

Aku Raty

RW

Karpat (SM-Liiga)

5th/2019

Switzerland

Valentin Nussbaumer

C/LW

Shawinigan (QMJHL)

7th/2019

Sweden

Victor Soderstrom

RHD

Brynas (SHL)

1st/2019

USA

Ty Emberson

RHD

Wisconsin (Big Ten)

3rd/2018

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Boston Bruins

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Czech Rep.

Jakub Lauko

LW

Providence (AHL)

3rd/2018

USA

John Beecher

C

Michigan (Big Ten)

1st/2019

USA

Curtis Hall

C

Yale (ECAC)

4th/2018

Buffalo Sabres

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Dylan Cozens

C/RW

Lethbridge (WHL)

1st/2019

Czech Rep.

Matej Pekar

LW

Barrie (OHL)

4th/2018

Sweden

Erik Portillo

G

Dubuque (USHL)

3rd/2019

USA

Mattias Samuelsson

LHD

Western Michigan (NCHC)

2nd/2018

Calgary Flames

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

USA

Dustin Wolf

G

Everett (WHL)

7th/2019

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Carolina Hurricanes

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Finland

Anttoni Honka

RHD

Jyp (SM-Liiga)

3rd/2019

Finland

Lenni Killinen

RW

Assat (SM-Liiga)

4th/2018

Finland

Patrik Puistola

RW

Tappara (SM-Liiga)

3rd/2019

Germany

Dominik Bokk

RW

Rogle (SHL)

Trade (STL: 1st/2018)

USA

Jack Drury

C

Harvard (ECAC)

2nd/2018

Chicago Blackhawks

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Czech Rep.

Michal Teply

RW

Winnipeg (WHL)

4th/2019

Finland

Antti Saarela

C

Ilves (SM-Liiga)

4th/2019

Colorado Avalanche

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Bowen Byram

LHD

Vancouver (WHL)

1st/2019

Finland

Justus Annunen

G

Karpat (SM-Liiga)

3rd/2018

Finland

Sampo Ranta

LW

Minnesota (Big Ten)

3rd/2018

Russia

Daniil Zhuravlyov

LHD

Bars Kazan (VHL)

5th/2018

Columbus Blue Jackets

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Liam Foudy

C/LW

London (OHL)

1st/2018

Russia

Kirill Marchenko

RW

SKA-Neva (VHL)

2nd/2018

Russia

Dmitry Voronkov

LW

Bars Kazan (KHL)

4th/2019

Switzerland

Tim Berni

LHD

ZSC Lions (NLA)

6th/2018

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Dallas Stars

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Ty Dellandrea

C

Flint (OHL)

1st/2018

Sweden

Oskar Back

C

Farjestad (SHL)

3rd/2018

Detroit Red Wings

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Jared McIsaac

LHD

Halifax (QMJHL)

2nd/2018

Canada

Joe Veleno

C

Grand Rapids (AHL)

1st/2018

Germany

Moritz Seider

RHD

Grand Rapids (AHL)

1st/2019

Sweden

Jonatan Berggren

LW

Skelleftea (SHL)

2nd/2018

Sweden

Jesper Eliasson

G

Vaxjo (SHL)

3rd/2018

Edmonton Oilers

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Raphael Lavoie

RW

Halifax (QMJHL)

2nd/2019

Canada

Olivier Rodrigue

G

Moncton (QMJHL)

2nd/2018

Czech Rep.

Matej Blumel

C

Pardubice (Extraliga)

4th/2019

Sweden

Philip Broberg

LHD

Skelleftea (SHL)

1st/2019

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Florida Panthers

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Germany

Justin Schutz

LW

Red Bull Munich (DEL)

6th/2018

Russia

Grigory Denisenko

LW

Lokomotiv (KHL)

1st/2018

USA

Spencer Knight

G

Boston College (HE)

1st/2019

Los Angeles Kings

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Aidan Dudas

C

Owen Sound (OHL)

4th/2018

Canada

Akil Thomas

C/W

Niagara (OHL)

2nd/2018

Czech Rep.

Lukas Parik

G

Spokane (WHL)

3rd/2019

Finland

Rasmus Kupari

C

Ontario (AHL)

1st/2018

Finland

Kim Nousiainen

LHD

KalPa (SM-Liiga)

4th/2019

Sweden

Tobias Bjornfot

LHD

Ontario (AHL)

1st/2019

Sweden

Samuel Fagemo

RW

Frolunda (SHL)

2nd/2019

USA

Alex Turcotte

C

Wisconsin (Big Ten)

1st/2019

USA

Arthur Kaliyev

LW

Hamilton (OHL)

2nd/2019

Minnesota Wild

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Russia

Alexander Khovanov

C

Moncton (QMJHL)

3rd/2018

Montreal Canadiens

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Russia

Alexander Romanov

LHD

CSKA (KHL)

2nd/2018

Sweden

Mattias Norlinder

LHD

MODO (Allsvenskan)

3rd/2019

USA

Cole Caufield

RW

Wisconsin (Big Ten)

1st/2019

USA

Jordan Harris

LHD

Northeastern(HE)

3rd/2018

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Nashville Predators

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

USA

Spencer Stastney

LHD

Notre Dame (Big Ten)

5th/2018

New Jersey Devils

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Kevin Bahl

LHD

Ottawa (OHL)

Trade (ARI: 2nd/2018)

Canada

Ty Smith

LHD

Spokane (WHL)

1st/2018

Russia

Daniil Misyul

LHD

Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)

3rd/2019

Switzerland

Akira Schmid

G

Omaha (USHL)

5th/2018

Sweden

Nikola Pasic

C/W

Karlskoga (Allsvenskan)

7th/2019

New York Islanders

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

USA

Jacob Pivonka

C

Notre Dame (Big Ten)

4th/2018

USA

Oliver Wahlstrom

F

Bridgeport (AHL)

1st/2018

New York Rangers

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Sweden

Nils Lundkvist

RHD

Lulea (SHL)

1st/2018

Sweden

Karl Henriksson

C

Frolunda J20 (Superelit)

2nd/2019

Switzerland

Nico Gross

LHD

Oshawa (OHL)

4th/2018

USA

K'Andre Miller

LHD

Wisonsin (Big Ten)

1st/2018

USA

Zac Jones

LHD

UMass-Amhert (HE)

3rd/2019

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Ottawa Senators

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Jacob Bernard-Docker

RHD

North Dakota (NCHC)

1st/2018

Finland

Lassi Thomson

RHD

Ilves (SM-Liiga)

1st/2019

USA

Shane Pinto

C

North Dakota (NCHC)

2nd/2019

Philadelphia Flyers

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Russia

Egor Zamula

LHD

Calgary (WHL)

UDFA

Sweden

Adam Ginning

LHD

Linkoping (SHL)

2nd/2018

USA

Bobby Brink

RW

Denver (NCHC)

2nd/2019

USA

Cam York

LHD

Michigan (Big Ten)

1st/2019

Pittsburgh Penguins

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Calen Addison

RHD

Lethbridge (WHL)

2nd/2018

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San Jose Sharks

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Finland

Santeri Hatakka

LHD

Ilves (SM-Liiga)

6th/2019

St. Louis Blues

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Joel Hofer

G

Portland (WHL)

4th/2018

Russia

Nikita Alexandrov

C

Charlottetown (QMJHL)

2nd/2019

Tampa Bay Lightning

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Nolan Foote

LW

Kelowna (WHL)

1st/2019

Sweden

Hugo Alnefelt

G

HV71 (SHL)

3rd/2019

Toronto Maple Leafs

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Finland

Mikko Kokkonen

LHD

Jukurit (SM-Liiga)

3rd/2019

Sweden

Rasmus Sandin

LHD

Toronto (AHL)

1st/2018

USA

Nick Robertson

LW

Peterborough (OHL)

2nd/2019

Vancouver Canucks

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Czech Rep.

Karel Plasek

RW

Brno (Extraliga)

6th/2019

Finland

Toni Utunen

LHD

Tappara (SM-Liiga)

5th/2018

Russia

Vasily Podkolzin

RW

SKA-Neva (VHL)

1st/2019

Sweden

Nils Hoglander

LW

Rogle (SHL)

2nd/2019

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Vegas Golden Knights

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Russia

Ivan Morozov

C

SKA-Neva (VHL)

2nd/2018

Russia

Pavel Dorofeyev

LW

Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)

3rd/2019

USA

Isaiah Saville

G

Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)

5th/2019

Washington Capitals

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Canada

Connor McMichael

C

London (OHL)

1st/2019

Czech Rep.

Martin Hugo Has

RHD

KooVee (Mestis)

5th/2019

Winnipeg Jets

COUNTRY

PLAYER

POS

CURRENT TEAM

ACQUIRED

Finland

Ville Heinola

LHD

Lukko (SM-Liiga)

1st/2019

Sweden

David Gustafsson

C

Winnipeg (NHL)

2nd/2018

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