2023 NHL Entry Draft

Breaking down top prospect performances at men's 2023 U18 World Hockey Championship

The men's 2023 World Championship Under-18 tournament was thrilling. 

Team USA's first line broke records and filled the highlight reel. Sweden crushed a strong Canadian team in both of their match-ups. And Slovakia’s leaders stepped up, bested Finland, and carried the team to an impressive fourth-place finish. 

On a more individual level, a few prospects answered questions about their play. Let's take a look. 


Andrew Cristall, LW, Canada

This tournament showed why so many scouts have doubts about Cristall’s projection. He was largely ineffective against the better teams at the event. The winger needs space and options to score. As long as he has some sort of advantage to leverage against defenders, he can pull off impressive plays, but when opponents close on him and remove his outlets,

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2023 NHL Entry Draft Cameron Allen Colby Barlow Macklin Celebrini Andrew Cristall Lukas Dragicevic Jakub Dvorak Dalibor Dvorský David Edstrom Cole Eiserman Andrew Gibson Riley Heidt Konsta Helenius Cole Hutson Adam Jiricek Mitja Jokinen Jesse Kiiskinen Aron Kiviharju Rasmus Kumpulainen Emil Kuusla Nick Lardis Ryan Leonard Theo Lindstein Oliver Moore Étienne Morin Danny Nelson Juraj Pekarcik Gabe Perreault Emil Pieniniemi Caden Price Calum Ritchie Eduard Sale Axel Sandin Pellikka Will Smith Otto Stenberg Maxim Strbak Felix Unger Sörum Tuomas Uronen Anton Wahlberg Tom Willander Matthew Wood
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