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Five Canes Prospects Playing at 2020 IIHF WJC

Drury, Bokk, Honka, Killinen and Puistola all representing their home countries at tournament in Czech Republic

by Canes PR @Canes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The United States, German and Finnish Ice Hockey Federations announced their rosters for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, which include Hurricanes prospects Jack Drury, Dominik Bokk, Anttoni Honka, Lenni Killinen and Patrik Puistola. The tournament is taking place in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.

Drury, 19, is skating in his second IIHF WJC after winning silver with the United States in 2019. The 5'11", 174-pound forward has registered 10 points (4g, 6a) in 10 NCAA games at Harvard this season. The New York, N.Y., native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the second round, 42nd overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Bokk, 19, is appearing in his third IIHF WJC and first in the top division, after helping Germany earn promotion from Division 1A in 2019. The 6'2", 181-pound forward has tallied four points (1g, 3a) in 23 Swedish Hockey League games with Rogle BK this season. The Schweinfurt, Germany, native was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, 25th overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft. He was acquired by Carolina from St. Louis along with defenseman Joel Edmundson and a seventh-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman Justin Faulk and a fifth-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft on Sept. 24, 2019.

Honka, 19, is playing in his second IIHF WJC after winning gold with Finland in 2019. The 5'10", 179-pound defenseman has posted 14 points (2g, 12a) in 31 Liiga games with JYP this season. The Jyvaskyla, Finland, native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the third round, 83rd overall, of the 2019 NHL Draft.

Killinen, 19, is making his IIHF WJC debut at this year's tournament. The 6'2", 180-pound forward has registered seven points (2g, 5a) in 22 Liiga games with Assat in 2019-20. The Espoo, Finland, native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the fourth round, 104th overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Puistola, 18, is also making his IIHF WJC debut this year. The 6'0", 174-pound forward has skated in 22 Liiga games with Tappara and Jukurit this season, recording six points (3g, 3a). The Tampere, Finland native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the third round, 73rd overall, of the 2019 NHL Draft.

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