NHL fans certainly are interested in the current fortune of their favorite team, but there's always a question of what the future could look like.
That's what makes the annual IIHF World Junior Championship such a popular, entertaining tournament.
The elite under-20 international event is stocked with top prospects and future pros at all positions.
A number of those players already have been drafted, with a few already having the chance to showcase their potential in the NHL. Here are 10 worth keeping an eye on when the 2015 WJC starts Dec. 26 in Montreal and Toronto.