The 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship for Germany has so far been a disappointment. While there was little expectation that the Germans would take home a medal, that country was nevertheless hoping to make a good showing and at least take part in the playoff round.
Instead, Germany once again is staring at a relegation round, best-of-three showdown, very likely with Denmark. Neither country has won at this U18, with Germany competing in some tighter games that ultimately ended up in the loss column.
The captain of this German squad, Andreas Eder, has turned in a solid showing at this tournament. Eder has generated two points for the low-scoring Germans, netting one goal and adding one assist while posting a -1 rating in three games.
Eder is one of the more highly-rated German prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft in a year where the top German talent, Leon Draisaitl of the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders, might well be the one German-born player to be selected at the coming draft.
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