(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Mitch Marner, Canada

By Chapin Landvogt
Mitch Marner - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner is currently third in scoring in the OHL with 22 goals and 58 points in 25 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

 

 

Few if any teams at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship can ice the depth of talent that Team Canada normally brings to this tournament. This year’s team features a mix of player styles perhaps better suited for the larger ice surfaces in Helsinki, Finland, but Canada has brought along their usual complement of high-end offensive talent.

One of those high-octane players is forward Mitch Marner, a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect who currently plays for the London Knights of the OHL. Marner will have to produce some offense for Canada if they hope to gain a favorable outcome in this tournament, and so far, he has done just that.

In two games, Marner is one of four Canadaian players to have produced three points so far at this WJC, with Marner totaling a goal and two assists which includes a two-point performance in Canada’s 6-1 win over Denmark¬†on Day 3 of the World Juniors.

Marner spoke with the media following the win over Denmark at Helsinki Ice Hall, with his comments being captured in this Hockey’s Future video.

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