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Anderson plays leading role for United States at Summer Showcase

Forward has hat trick, showcases versatility in win against Canada

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- It felt more like Jan. 5 than Aug. 5 during the final game of the World Junior Summer Showcase between the United States and Canada at USA Hockey Arena on Saturday.

Defensemen Adam Fox (Calgary Flames) had a goal and four assists and forward Joseph Anderson (New Jersey Devils) had a hat trick and an assist in a 7-5 U.S. defeat of Canada.

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10 players who impressed at World Junior Summer Showcase

Sweden's Andersson, Dahlin among those who stood out competing to play in 2018 WJC

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- The players, coaches and executives at the World Junior Summer Showcase know that summer hockey results have little bearing on how a season could unfold.

"It's summer," United States coach Bob Motzko said. "All the athletes here, you're not in midseason shape."

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Dahlin displays superior skating, poise at Summer Showcase

Top defenseman prospect for 2018 NHL Draft impressing scouts, wants larger role with Sweden

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Sweden defenseman Rasmus Dahlin only played twice and fought a fever that sidelined him for three games, but left the World Junior Summer Showcase in a positive mood.

"It was so much fun," he said. "I haven't played so many games but the games I played went well and I think it's been a good week."

Dahlin finally got back on the ice against Finland at USA Hockey Arena on Saturday and had four shots on goal in a 6-5 overtime win. 

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Farrance making quick impact at World Junior Summer Showcase

United States defenseman, an injury replacement, has four points in as many games

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- United States defenseman David Farrance knows how to make up for lost time.

Farrance, a third-round pick (No. 92) of the Nashville Predators in the 2017 NHL Draft, joined the U.S. at the World Junior Summer Showcase on Sunday as an injury replacement, two days after the rest of the team arrived.

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Mittelstadt making impact at World Junior Summer Showcase

Sabres forward prospect motivated after not getting invited to 2017 WJC final selection camp

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Forward Casey Mittelstadt (Buffalo Sabres) doesn't just want to play for the United States at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.

He plans to be a dominant offensive force.

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Sports psychologist helping Hart with mental aspect of game

Flyers goalie prospect learning to put losses in past, concentrate on present

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- It would be easy for Canada goaltender Carter Hart (Philadelphia Flyers) to look back at his experience at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship with sadness or regret.

He helped Canada reach the gold medal game but lost 5-4 in a shootout. Along the way the U.S. rallied twice when trailing by two goals to come away with the victory.

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Finland casts Valimaki in leading role

Flames defenseman prospect named captain for 2018 WJC

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Defenseman Juuso Valimaki has embraced his leadership role with Finland at the World Junior Summer Showcase.

The Calgary Flames prospect will be Finland's captain at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, to be held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo.

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Red Wings prospects making noise at Summer Showcase

Seven players on track for NHL success attending World Junior Championship evaluation camp

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- The future of the Detroit Red Wings is developing this week at USA Hockey Arena, about 26 miles east of Little Caesar's Arena in Detroit.

The Red Wings have an NHL-high seven prospects taking part in the World Junior Summer Showcase this week.

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United States defenseman Hughes sees stock rise for 2018 NHL Draft

Prospect scores game-winner against Sweden at World Junior Summer Showcase

by Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale / NHL.com Staff Writers

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- United States defenseman Quinton Hughes continued to show why he's a top prospect for the 2018 NHL Draft.

Hughes' second-period power-play goal held up as the game winner in a 3-2 victory against Sweden at a World Junior Summer Showcase game at USA Hockey Arena on Wednesday.

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Wahlstrom among 10 cut by U.S. Junior Team

Roster trimmed to 34 at Summer Showcase development camp

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Forward Oliver Wahlstrom, a projected first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, was one of 10 players cut by the United States from the World Junior Summer Showcase development camp on Wednesday.

There are 34 players remaining at camp, which runs through Saturday: four goalies, 11 defensemen and 19 forwards. USA Hockey also sent home injured defensemen Chad Krys (Chicago Blackhawks) and Tyler Inamoto (Florida Panthers) for precautionary reasons.

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