TORONTO -- Now that the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship has reached the playoff round, most observers will view Denmark as the darlings of the tournament with slim odds of concocting a formula to eliminate Canada in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Still, that's why you play the games and Denmark earned its way to the knockout round of this year's tournament. One of the key players on the team has been 5-foot-10, 172-pound goaltender Georg Sorensen, who was No. 13 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of the top European goaltenders for the 2014 NHL Draft.
Sorensen, however, was not selected. He's hoping his play at this tournament will get him on some team's draft board for the 2015 draft.
A couple of higher profile skaters eligible for the draft in June are Connor McDavid of Canada and Jack Eichel of the United States. They have done their part in helping their countries reach the playoff round, but it will be interesting to see how each performs on an even bigger stage.
Here are 10 players eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft who will be targets of interest for scouts during the medal round, which starts Friday: