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10 players who excelled at Summer Showcase, according to NHL.com

Beecher, Byram, Caufield make case for 2020 WJC roster spots

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- After 11 games in eight days, the United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland left the World Junior Summer Showcase at USA Hockey Arena with the first bit of research done toward picking the teams that will play in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.

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World Junior Summer Showcase Day 9 notebook

Lafreniere kept Canada locker room loose; Byram eyeing Avalanche roster spot

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Alexis Lafreniere, the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, knows how to keep teammates happy on the ice with his elite play.

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Holtz, Raymond hope to earn roles with Sweden at WJC

Forwards using World Junior Summer Showcase to prove they belong 'in the mix'

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Alexander Holtz and Lucas Raymond were invited to play for Sweden at the World Junior Summer Showcase at USA Hockey Arena this week because of a need for finishers.

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World Junior Summer Showcase Day 8 notebook

Caufield showing all-around game for United States; Veleno taking leadership role for Canada

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Cole Caufield knows he isn't going to score every time he shoots the puck, but the Montreal Canadiens forward prospect is going to keep shooting until he does.

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Canada thrilled with goalie depth, has no problem with five at WJSS

Staff believes situation will sort itself out despite limited games, practice time

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Canada having five goalies at the World Junior Summer Showcase seems like an unwieldy number, especially when there's only four games on the schedule and only so much ice time for practice.

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World Junior Summer Showcase Day 7 notebook

Lundell not following in father's footsteps for Finland; Robertson showing versatility for U.S.

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Anton Lundell wants to have a long career as a professional hockey player, just like his father. But he isn't following exactly in his dad's footsteps.

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World Junior Summer Showcase Day 6 notebook

Ranta playing with chip on shoulder for Finland; Noel showcasing skill for Canada

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Sampo Ranta admits he arrived at USA Hockey Arena for the World Junior Summer Showcase with a chip on his shoulder.

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World Junior Summer Showcase Day 5 notebook

U.S. goalie Knight not focused on being NHL-ready; Dach has two goals, assist for Canada

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Spencer Knight wants to pump the brakes when it comes to people saying how the Florida Panthers goalie prospect is ready for professional hockey.

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Farabee, Wahlstrom eye NHL, second World Juniors trip this season

Forward prospects for Flyers, Islanders consider intriguing options

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH, Michigan -- Joel Farabee could be packing for a flight to San Jose on Dec. 26 with the Philadelphia Flyers and Oliver Wahlstrom could be preparing to travel to Chicago with the New York Islanders the same day.

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World Junior Summer Showcase Day 4 notebook

Lafreniere, projected No. 1 pick of 2020 Draft, gets advice from Hughes; USA Hockey releases 13 players

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Alexis Lafreniere, the Canada left wing projected by many to be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, received some valuable advice from a recent No. 1 pick with experience in handling pressure.

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