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World Juniors 2023

10 data-driven observations from 2023 World Junior Championships

The 2023 edition of the World Juniors has wrapped and it's time to make a few observations. To help with this, Mitch Brown and I tracked micro stats from every game of the tournament to form a good picture of every player's contributions at 5-on-5, from offensive creation to transitions and defence.

Let's start with the obvious one.

1. Connor Bedard's historical tournament won't be replicated anytime soon

Connor Bedard came into the tournament with a ton of hype and expectations.

He somehow managed to surpass even the highest of them. His nine goals and 23 points in seven games was good for the fourth-highest scoring tournament of all-time from a single player and the highest in 30 years. He also tied Eric Lindros as the leading scorer for Team Canada in the history of the World Juniors. It's

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World Juniors 2023 Austria U20 Canada U20 Czechia U20 Finland U20 Germany U20 Latvia U20 Slovakia U20 Sweden U20 Switzerland U20 USA U20 WJC-20 Owen Beck Connor Bedard Lian Bichsel Leo Carlsson Jaroslav Chmelar Logan Cooley Dylan Guenther Luke Hughes Lane Hutson David Jiricek Jiri Kulich Dans Locmelis Julian Lutz Fabian Lysell Filip Mesar Brennan Othmann David Reinbacher Isak Rosén Joshua Roy Martin Rysavy Ian Scherzer Jimmy Snuggerud Logan Stankoven Stanislav Svozil Adam Sýkora Shane Wright Noah Östlund
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