Prospect Impressions: Strome, Nedeljkovic shine at World Juniors, Myers uses his head

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Dylan Strome - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome is once again among the scoring leaders in the OHL, with Strome having posted 16 goals and 53 points in 25 games for the Erie Otters in 2015-16 (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship is underway in Helsinki, Finland, and there are a number of developing storylines. Dylan Strome and the Canadian squad rebounded following a loss to Alex Nedeljkovic and the United States, and both players find their way in the this week’s Prospect Impressions. Joining them are Louke Oakley and Sergei Mozyakin with a pair of beauties from Europe, while Tyler Myers and Kevin Shattenkirk prevent goals in unique fashion. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: William Lagesson, Sweden

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Linus Soderstrom - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden goaltender and New York Islanders prospect Linus Soderstrom turns aside one of the 46 shots he faced in his 1-0 shutout of Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The talented collection of forwards and defensemen that Team Sweden brought to the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship overshadowed the goaltenders on that country’s WJC roster, but it was goaltender Linus Soderstrom that won the day in Sweden’s 1-0 win over the USA on Day 3 in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Gustav Forsling, Sweden

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Gustav Forsling - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden defenseman and Chicago Blackhawks prospect Gustav Forsling is in his second season in the SHL, where he plays for Linkoping HC (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Sweden remained undefeated at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship after eking out a 1-0 win over the USA in a Group A battle at the Helsinki Ice Hall in Finland. Read more»

2016 WJC Preview: Team Sweden looking to spoil the party in Helsinki

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William Nylander - Toronto Marlies

Photo: Toronto Marlies forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander will lead the offense for Team Sweden at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Graig Abel/Getty Images)

There will be fireworks this holiday season at the 2016 World Junior Championship in Helsinki, and hockey pundits are certain: Team Sweden will be responsible for many of them!

For the national program itself, it is time to clear the slate after Finland crashed Sweden’s home country party at the 2014 World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden, where Finland triumphed on a Rasmus Ristolainen overtime goal in the gold medal game. Read more»

2015-16 Calder Poll: Red Wings’ Larkin leads the way in November

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Dylan Larkin - Detroit Red Wings - HF Calder Poll, November, 2015

Photo: Detroit Red Wings rookie forward Dylan Larkin has made a smooth transition so far from NCAA hockey last season to the NHL in 2015-16 (courtesy of Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire)

A clavicle injury to Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, the first player taken in the 2015 NHL Draft, has sidelined the 18-year-old until mid-January at the earliest. With McDavid — the leader in the initial Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy staff poll last month — out of action, the Detroit Red WingsDylan Larkin and Chicago BlackhawksArtemi Panarin are out in front of the field after putting up big numbers in November. Read more»

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