Here’s just one more reason for San Jose Sharks fans to watch the World Junior Championships later this month.
Of course, all eyes around the hockey world, not just the Bay Area’s, will be glued on top 2023 Draft prospects like Canada’s Connor Bedard and Adam Fantilli, and Sweden’s Leo Carlsson.
Looking beyond San Jose’s potential 2023 first-round pick though, side by side with Bedard and Fantilli, goaltender Benjamin Gaudreau has been named to Team Canada.
19-year-old Gaudreau, San Jose’s 2021 third-rounder, will be contending with Thomas Milic for playing time.
Meet Team 🇨🇦!
2️⃣2️⃣ players will wear the 🍁 at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship in Halifax and Moncton.
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) December 12, 2022
The Sarnia Sting netminder has a 9-8-3 record with an .868 Save % so far this season.
The 2023 World Junior Championships begin on Dec. 26.
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‘Tis the season for a Sharks family skate day ⛸❄️ pic.twitter.com/sB29xNimuz
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) December 13, 2022
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Grier family reunion in LA. 🤝
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 10, 2022
Around the NHL…
Young star Cole Caufield leaves tonight’s game after a big hit.
Charlie Lindgren, just named NHL’s first star of the week, talks about his mask.
Here’s the case for Sidney Crosby for MVP.
Kevin Bieksa calls Zdeno Chara’s allegations “one of the dumbest things we’ve ever heard.”
The Los Angeles Kings have a lot of good options to replace Viktor Arvidsson.
This Dallas Stars writer wants to abolish the shootout.
Thomas Chabot makes amends for accidentally slashing teammate Travis Hamonic in the face.
Coyotes CEO Xavier Gutierrez says someone had part of their finger bitten off during that insane brawl at Mullet Arena last week.
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) December 12, 2022
Bo Horvat rejects the Canucks’ latest contract offer, so Vancouver might be taking trade offers now:
"As of right now I believe they have gone as far as they can go.."
— Donnie & Dhali (@DonnieandDhali) December 12, 2022
Per the Aspen Institute of Play and the Utah State University’s Families in Sports Lab, the most expensive kids’ sport is, drum roll, ice hockey, which costs an average of $2,583 per year.
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