This article was inspired by a tweet from Shawn Simpson. This is the kind of excitement that the 2022 World Junior Championship is bringing, and it’s early.
Having seen both players and how they interact with their teams. Here’s what I have to say about this.
First off, hat trick aside, and
Plymouth, MI - - Team USA concluded their first day of camp and I walked away with these conclusions.
Ty Smilanic (Panthers) – He was the fastest player in camp and that’s saying something. Who can cover him coming down the ice on the wing? This team has a great roster
Here is version 6.0 of my rankings. This is my final. If I haven’t seen a player enough, I don’t rank him regardless of what others may have. This is not a mock draft. That will come after the Conference Finals are over.
My Top 31 Version 6.0 – Final Rankings
This is not a mock draft. These are my early rankings and are subject to change as many times as I see fit.
Alexis Lafreniere – LW – Rimouski – QMJHL
Quinton Byfield – C – Sudbury – OHL
Jamie Drysdale – D – Erie Otters – OHL