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World Junior Prospect Update - 12.27.2015

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs



Here's how Leafs prospects have fared through the first two days of the 2016 World Juniors...

Travis Dermott (Defence) - Canada

Dermott suited up on the blueline for Canada in their tournament opener, a 4-2 loss to the United States. He recorded an assist for Canada on the power play in the loss and played a prominent special teams role, adding a shot on goal. Canada returns to action on Dec. 28 when they take on Denmark.

Kasperi Kapanen (Forward) - Finland

Kapanen played in the tournament opener for host Finland on Dec. 26 when they defeated Belarus by a 6-0 score. He recorded three shots on goal for the Finns but didn't find the scoresheet. Finland take on Russia in their second game of the tournament at 11 AM (ET) on Dec. 28.

Mitchell Marner (Forward) - Canada

Marner picked up an assist for Canada in a 4-2 loss to the United States on Saturday, in addition to recording two shots on goal. His assist, a power play point, came off a clean zone entry prior to picking out teammate Dylan Strome who potted Canada's second goal of the game. Canada will take on Denmark on Dec. 28 at 1 PM (ET).

William Nylander (Forward) - Sweden

Nylander got off to a great start on Dec. 26 when he recorded a goal for Sweden on his only shot in an 8-3 win over Switzerland. He was also a plus-2. However, Nylander left the game vs. Switzerland due to injury after taking a hit from Swiss forward Chris Egli who was given a game misconduct and suspended three games for the hit. Sweden returns to action on Dec. 28 against the United States. Nylander is not expected to play in the game vs. the USA but is hopeful to make a return for Sweden before the conclusion of the tournament.

Dmytro Timashov (Forward) - Sweden

Timashov burst on to the World Junior scene on Saturday with a two-goal, three-point performance. He is currently the tournament's top scorer and is a plus-three with five shots on goal following the 8-3 Swedish win over the Swiss. Timashov was named Sweden's top player in the win. He returns to action on Dec. 28 against the USA at 9 AM (ET).

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