(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Ryan Donato, USA

By Chapin Landvogt
Ryan Donato - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and Boston Bruins prospect Ryan Donato has been a productive player in his freshman season at Harvard, posting four goals and nine points in 10 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

While Team USA turned in a stellar offensive effort in their 10-1 win over Switzerland at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, they can’t rest on their laurels as they head into the final day of the preliminary round in Helsinki, Finland.

The U.S. currently sits in second place in Group A, three points behind Sweden. While a win over Denmark on New Year’s Eve won’t change their situation, they do want to head into the playoff round with a good head of steam rather than a hangover from a Denmark upset. The Danes have been outscored 11-2 in their past two games, so a win over the USA seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened at this tournament.

USA forward Ryan Donato (BOS) has mostly worked on the fourth unit at this WJC. The Harvard University freshman has notched one goal in the tournament, with that goal coming in the second period of the win over the Swiss.

Donato spoke with Hockey’s Future after the win, a conversation captured in this HF video. 

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