Along with forward Mathew Barzal, the other scoring star for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship has been forward Mitchell Stephens. Barzal and Stephens are ranked first and second in scoring for Canada, with both players currently sitting among the top five scorers at the U18.
Stephens was the scoring star for Canada in their quarter-final win over Sweden as he netted two goals and added an assist in his country’s 5-3 victory. For the U18 tournament, the Saginaw Spirit forward has posted four goals and five assists in five games while putting 14 shots on goal. Stephens was chosen as Canada’s team captain for this tournament.
The 5’11”, 188-pound Stephens is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft. He is ranked 112th in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings after being ranked 113th in their midterm release.
Hockey’s Future spoke with Stephens at the U18, a conversation that is captured in this HF video.
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