August 9, 2022

Leadership groups named for the 2022 World Juniors

The 2022 World Juniors is set to start. Sort of.

The 2022 tournament, originally beginning on its traditional schedule in December, was halted amidst concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s pushed a modified World Juniors into August, scrapping results from over eight months ago with a fresh sheet of ice that will see 10 countries compete for junior hockey’s ultimate international prize.

With the reset comes new leaders, too.

Here’s who each country has tasked the leadership responsibilities to in the tournament.


C – Leon Wallner (undrafted)
A – Senna Peters (undrafted)
A – Lucas Thaler


C – Mason McTavish (Anaheim Ducks)
A – Kent Johnson (Columbus Blue Jackets)
A – Donavan Sebrango (Detroit Red Wings)


C – Jan Mysak (Montreal Canadiens)
A – David Jiricek (Columbus Blue Jackets)
A – Stanislav Svozil (Columbus Blue Jackets)


C – Roni Hirvonen (Toronto Maple Leafs)
A – Topi Niemela (Toronto Maple Leafs)
A – Kasper Puutio (Florida Panthers)


C – Luca Munzenberger (Edmonton Oilers)
A – Maximilian Glotz (undrafted)
A – Maksymmilian Szuber (Arizona Coyotes)


C – Ralfs Bergmanis (undrafted)
A – Martins Lavins (undrafted)
A – Raimonds Vitolins (undrafted)


C – Rayen Petrovicky (undrafted)
A – Adam Sykora (New York Rangers)
A – Roman Faith (undrafted)


C – Emil Andrae (Philadelphia Flyers)
A – Simon Edvinsson (Detroit Red Wings)
A – Ake Stakkestad (undrafted)


C – Simon Knak (Nashville Predators)
A – Attilio Biasca (undrafted)
A – Dario Sidler (undrafted)

Team USA

C – Brock Faber (Minnesota Wild)
A – Thomas Bordeleau (San Jose Sharks)
A – Landon Slaggert (Chicago Blackhawks)

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