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Peterka selected to Germany's preliminary WJC roster

Tournament will be held in Edmonton beginning Dec. 26

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

J-J Peterka has been selected to Germany's preliminary roster for the IIHF World Junior Championship. The tournament is scheduled to begin Saturday, Dec. 26 inside a competition bubble in Edmonton. 

Buffalo traded up to select Peterka with the 34th pick of the NHL Draft in October. The 18-year-old tallied six points (3+3) in seven games this season with EC Salzburg in the Austrian Hockey League before the league suspended its campaign in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Episode 3 of Sabres: Embedded, presented by ConnectLife, gave a behind-the-scenes look at the decision to select Peterka. Watch below. 

Video: Embedded Episode 3 - Becoming a Sabre: 2020 NHL Draft

Peterka previously played for Germany at last year's World Juniors, tallying six points (4+2) in seven games. 

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