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U18 Worlds

Danila Klimovich announced his status as a legitimate 2021 NHL Draft prospect with his U18 debut

I have to admit, I didn't know much about Danila Klimovich before the start of the Under-18 World Hockey Championships. After his debut performance for Belarus against Sweden, I'll definitely be keeping my eye on him for the rest of the event. 

It would've been nearly impossible for Klimovich to offer a better first impression. He was deservedly named player of the game for Belarus after scoring his team's lone goal with a power play one-timer, but more than that, he contributed in all facets of play. 

Let's get something out of the way early before we dive into the rest of Klimovich's play. The skating. It looks like a potential issue in the forward's game. He bends his knees and has an advanced shin angle, but doesn't fully complete his pushes, and his skates recover wide of his centre of

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