Top performers at WJC Camp
August, 13, 2013
By Corey Pronman | ESPN.com
Claus Andersen/Getty ImagesConnor McDavid's elite skill set was on full display at the WJC evaluation tournament.We recently had a look at the top prospects for Team USA at the Lake Placid World Junior Championship evaluation tournament, so we'll continue on that same theme here, this time focusing on the players at the event representing Canada, Sweden and Finland.
This year's evaluation camp had fewer big names than usual, with top prospects like Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin, Morgan Rielly, Griffin Reinhart, Aleksander Barkov, Rasmus Ristolainen, Jacob Trouba, Seth Jones, Filip Forsberg and Elias Lindholm not attending. Then again, Team Canada being in attendance for the first time helped to counterbalance this somewhat.
Despite all those absent big names, there were still several impressive top prospects to go along with good performances from draft-eligible players. Here are some notes from my observations attending the camp on the most impressive performers.