Now that the 37th IIHF World Junior Championship has concluded with the United States earning their third title, NHL scouts are sure to be dissecting the performances of all those top draft-eligible prospects at the event this year.
Several top candidates for the 2013 NHL Draft in Newark, N.J., including those in North America and Europe, were able to showcase their talents on a national scale at the two-week tournament in Ufa, Russia.
While many of the players remained status quo, the tournament did enable others to elevate their stock, including Slovakia's Marko Dano and Canada's Jonathan Drouin. Drouin, the second-youngest player on the Canadian roster, was even promoted to the top line in the final preliminary-round contest of the tournament.
Here are 15 players eligible for the 2013 Draft who starred overseas at the WJC.