(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Auston Matthews, USA

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Auston Matthews - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews finished the 2016 IIHF World Junior Tournament with seven goals and four assists in seven games (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Coming into the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, Team USA forward Auston Matthews was considered the top prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft competing at this event. Matthews did nothing to dent that reputation over the course of the tournament as he finished tied for fourth in WJC scoring with teammate and fellow 2016 prospect, Matthew Tkachuk. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Denis Malgin and Pius Suter, Switzerland

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Denis Malgin - Team Switzerland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Switzerland forward Denis Malgin led his country in scoring at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, and was a main reason the Swiss avoided relegation (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Switzerland didn’t turn in a particularly impressive showing in the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, but they still managed to avoid a demotion to the D1A level by defeating Belarus, two games to none, in the best-of-three relegation round. Read more»

2016 World Junior Championship: Playoff and Relegation Round previews

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Ryan Hitchcock, Alex Nedeljkovic, Scott Eansor and Anders Bjork - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA had just one blemish in their four preliminary round games at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, with their quarterfinal match placing them up against the Czech Republic (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The playoff round of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship begins tomorrow with the quarterfinal matchups featuring the non-relegated teams from Group A and Group B, although the first relegation game in the best-of-three series will also take place. The games will take place at Helsinki Ice Hall and Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

2016 WJC Preview: Team Switzerland has a tough road to hoe in Group A

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Timo Meier - Team Switzerland -  IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads forward and San Jose Sharks prospect Timo Meier brings a wealth of international experience to the Team Switzerland squad competing at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

After failing to secure a spot in the quarterfinals by losing the decisive game against Denmark at last year’s World Junior Championship, Switzerland is trying to avoid adversity this year by catching a spot in the medal round for only the third time in the last seven years. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Draft-eligible trio impressing Team USA’s Wilson

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Alex DeBrincat - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters right wing Alex DeBrincat (#12) has had the opportunity to play with a top NHL prospect in Dylan Strome (#19) the past two seasons, and he may be paired with the top 2016 prospect, Auston Matthews, at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

While the U20 World Junior Championship (WJC) generally features a much heavier dose of NHL-drafted prospects, each year’s tournament also has a smaller group of players eligible for the coming NHL Draft. Read more»

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