Top 10 World Junior performers
January, 9, 2013
By Grant Sonier | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Nathan DenetteJohn Gibson's play in Ufa was nothing short of stellar.The 2013 edition of the World Junior Championships was one of redemption for Team USA, as it left Ufa, Russia, with the gold. For Canada, who boasted about being able to ice a roster enhanced by NHL "locked out" talent, it will be a fourth-place finish to forget.
The question going forward is how some of these players will perform in the NHL, some as early as this season. As NHL camps finally get under way, here is a look back at my top 10 performers from the World Juniors and, where applicable, how they look going forward as NHL prospects.