Top prospects in August action 

August, 1, 2012

Seth JonesBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesSeth Jones highlights a slew of 2013 draft prospects taking the ice for August action.
On Saturday, Aug. 4, USA Hockey opens its world junior championships evaluation camp and hosts a mini-tournament with Finland and Sweden's under-20 teams. Starting Aug. 9, Canada and Russia will also begin a four-game series between their U-20 clubs, two in each nation, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Summit Series.

With so many future stars hitting the ice in the weeks ahead, this marks a good opportunity to take a closer look at some of the top drafted and draft-eligible prospects for national teams, starting with an American player who could challenge to be the top pick in the 2013 draft.