Scout's notebook: 3 prospects looking to break out at the 2022 World Juniors
In this edition of the Scout's notebook, we continue our tour of the World Juniors, set to start on Boxing Day in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, with a look at three prospects looking to break out at the tournament.
The first, Leksands IF winger and Buffalo Sabres prospect Isak Rosén, broke out for Team Sweden at the U18s last spring, cementing his status as a mid-first-round pick with nine points in seven games. This tournament represents another test of his mettle against more mature, physically developed opponents, something he's done in a limited capacity in the SHL for the past two seasons.
Next up is Roby Järventie, an Ottawa Senators prospect looking to rebound from an ugly showing for Finland at last year's tournament, one in which he failed to produce a single point and tumbled down the depth chart as the games went on. There's no denying his physical gifts, but consistency has eluded him to this point in his career.
Lastly, we look at Chaz Lucius, a Winnipeg Jets first-rounder from last year's drafting currently playing with the University of Minnesota. COVID protocols robbed him of an opportunity to play at last year's U18s, so this is a chance for him to show off his quality on the international stage.
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