Aaron
Vickers
December 22, 2023

Every NHL-affliated player at the 2024 World Juniors

The Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes will certainly be entertained this Christmas season.

The trpairio of teams have plenty of holiday cheer as the frontrunners for most representation at the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden, beginning Dec. 26. Each team has seven players participating in the tournament, leading its 30 fellow NHL organizations in drafted members set to take part in the highly-anticipated under-20 tournament.

In total, 10 teams have at least four players participating in the showcase, and 19 teams have at least three prospects playing.

Only the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers lack representation at the tournament.

Here’s a rundown of the NHL-affiliated players skating at the World Juniors:

Anaheim Ducks

Rodwin Dionicio – D – CHE
Tristan Luneau – D – CAN*
Carey Terrance – F – USA
Noah Warren – D – CAN

Arizona Coyotes

Samu Bau – F – FIN
Conor Geekie – F – CAN
Michael Hrabal – G – CZE
Maverick Lamoureux – D – CAN
Julian Lutz – F – DEU
Melker Thelin – G – SWE
Adam Zlnka – F – SVK

Boston Bruins

Dans Locmelis – F – LAT
Matthew Poitras – F – CAN

Buffalo Sabres

Jiri Kulich – F – CZE
Noah Ostlund – F – SWE
Norman Panocha – D – DEU
Scott Ratzlaff – CAN
Matthew Savoie – F – CAN
Maxim Strbak – D – SVK
Anton Wahlberg – F – SWE

Calgary Flames

Samuel Honzek – F – SVK

Carolina Hurricanes

Jakub Vondras – G – CZE
Felix Unger Sorum – F – SWE

Chicago Blackhawks

Adam Gajan – G – SVK
Gavin Hayes – F – USA
Martin Misiak – F – SVK
Oliver Moore – F – USA
Frank Nazar – F – USA
Sam Rinzel – D – USA

Columbus Blue Jackets

Oiva Keskinen – F – FIN
Gavin Brindley – F – USA
Jordan Dumais – F – CAN
Denton Mateychuk – D – CAN

Dallas Stars

Aram Minnetian – D – USA

Detroit Red Wings

Trey Augustine – G – USA
Kevin Bicker – F – DEU
Nate Danielson – F – CAN
Anton Johansson – D – SWE
Axel Sandin Pellikka – D – SWE

Florida Panthers

Marek Alscher – D – CZE
Sandis Vilmanis – F – LAT

Los Angeles Kings

Otto Salin – D – FIN

Minnesota Wild

Rasmus Kumpulainen – F – FIN
Liam Ohgren – F – SWE
Servac Petrovsky – F – SVK

Montreal Canadiens

Owen Beck – F – CAN
Jacob Fowler – G – USA
Lane Hutson – D – USA
Filip Mesar – F – SVK

Nashville Predators

Kasper Kulonummi – D – FIN
Tanner Molendyk – D – CAN*
Matthew Wood – F – CAN

New Jersey Devils

Seamus Casey – D – USA
Lenni Hameenaho – F – FIN

New York Islanders

Quinn Finley – F – USA
Danny Nelson – F – USA
Adam Sykora – F – SVK

New York Rangers

Gabriel Perreault – F – USA
Drew Fortescue – D – USA

Ottawa Senators

Jorian Donovan – D – CAN
Tomas Hamara – D – CZE
Oskar Pettersson – F – SWE
Kevin Reidler – SWE

Philadelphia Flyers

Oliver Bonk – D – CAN
Alex Ciernik – F – SVK
Cutter Gauthier – F – USA

Pittsburgh Penguins

Kalle Kangas – D – FIN
Emil Pieniniemi – D – FIN
Brayden Yager – F – PIT

San Jose Sharks

Filip Bystedt – F – SWE
Jake Furlong – D – CAN
Kasper Halttunen – F – FIN
Mattias Havelid – D – SWE
Erik Pohlkamp – D – USA
Will Smith – F – USA

Seattle Kraken

Zeb Forsfjall – F – SWE
Niklas Kokko – G – FIN
Ty Nelson – D – CAN
Jani Nyman – F – FIN
Carson Rehkopf – F – CAN
Eduard Sale – F – CZE

St. Louis Blues

Dalibor Dvorsky – F – SVK
Aleksanteri Kaskimaki – F – FIN
Juraj Pekarcik – F – SVK
Jimmy Snuggerud – F – USA
Jakub Stancl – F – CZE
Otto Stenberg – F – SWE

Tampa Bay Lightning

Isaac Howard – F – USA

Toronto Maple Leafs

Eason Cowan – F – CAN
Fraser Minten – F – CAN

Vancouver Canucks

Jonathan Lekkerimaki – F – SWE
Elias Pettersson – D – SWE
Tom Willander – D – SWE

Vegas Golden Knights

David Edstrom – F – SWE
Arttu Karki – D – FIN
Matyas Sapovaliv – F – CZE

Washington Capitals

Ryan Chesley – D – USA
Ryan Leonard – F – USA

Winnipeg Jets

Rutger McGroarty – F – USA
Elias Salomonsson – D – SWE
Fabian Wagner – F – SWE

*will not play due to injury


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