Team Canada has moved on to the semifinals at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship after defeating Sweden by a 5-3 score in Thursday’s quarter-final match. The win leaves the Canadians with an unblemished record, with the team having gone 5-0 so far at this tournament.
Canada has been getting production from their defensive group at this U18. One of those offensive defenders is Parker Wotherspoon, who plays for the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. In five games, Wotherspoon has produced a goal, three assists and a +4 rating.
Wotherspoon, who is the brother of Calgary Flames prospect Tyler Wotherspoon, is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft. The 6-foot, 171-pound defenseman is ranked 43rd in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for this year’s draft, after having been ranked 46th in the midterm list.
Hockey’s Future caught up with Wotherspoon at the U18, a conversation that is captured in this HF video.
— Tri-City Americans (@TCAmericans) April 22, 2015
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