Ducks prospect Trevor Zegras (first round, ninth overall in 2019) now has a tournament-leading nine points (all primary assists) at the 2020 World Junior Championship. Through four games, Zegras has become only the second player in the tournament in 16 years (since 2004) to record nine primary assists in a single World Junior Championship, joining Brayden Schenn (nine primary assists in seven games for Canada in 2011). Zegras' nine assists already rank tied for the fourth-most by a U.S. player in a single World Junior Championship. He also co-leads the tournament with a +6 rating. The U.S. (2-1-0-1) enters the Quarterfinals on Jan. 2 (time and opponent TBD).
Prior to the tournament, Zegras appeared in 16 games with Boston University (Hockey East) this season, collecting 5-12=17 points with a +7 rating and 25 PIM. Zegras helped Team USA to a U-18 World Championship bronze medal in 2019 and a U-17 World Hockey Challenge gold medal in 2017.