What to watch at the 2023 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
When the Hlinka Gretzky Cup starts, a new draft cycle goes with it.
Sure, stocks aren’t made or broken by an August tournament, but it’s an opportunity to see the upcoming draft’s top prospects back in their age group and to identify lesser-known prospects worthy of attention during the season.
Here’s a team-by-team breakdown of the players to watch.
No Macklin Celebrini, no problem – this Team Canada squad is loaded. It's one of the most productive in recent memory, with nine of 14 forwards scoring at or over 0.7 points per game as CHL rookies, and a blue line stuffed with exciting talent from Nos. 1 to 7.
For the 2024 Draft, all eyes will be on Berkly Catton, the high-pace playmaker who enters the season as a challenger for a top-5 pick. A fierce forechecker, diligent defender, and
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