Three prospects to watch at the World Junior Championship

Published December 23, 2021 at 9:22 PM

One of the finest hockey events is about to begin as we approach the start of the World Junior Hockey Championship.

This tournament, which starts on December 26, is a golden opportunity for fans to see future players who will be part of their favorite organization.

Supporters of the Montreal Canadiens will be able to see the best young players who will be available at the next draft.

Recall that the selection rank of the CH may be very interesting since the team is currently ranked 31st in the NHL.

Here are three young players to watch during the World Juniors:

Joakim Kemell

Despite injuries that did not spare the young Finn, he managed to collect 18 points in 21 games in the Liiga. Despite his small size of 5'10", the 17-year-old winger has a fast and quite physical style of play. Kemell was ranked third on Sportsnet's most recent list.

Logan Cooley

Ranked sixth on the Sportsnet list, the 17-year-old American has played with the country's National Development Team for the past two seasons. After seven games this year, Cooley has eight points. Able to play both offensively and defensively, Cooley could be the first American to hear his name at the next draft.

Brad Lambert

Probably the biggest puzzle of the draft, he is ranked 15th on the list. Kemell's teammate with Finland, Lambert has six points in 24 games in Liiga. The 18-year-old has a tremendous amount of talent and, if it comes to developing it properly, it will be a first line centre in the NHL.

Which of these young players do you see the most with the Montreal Canadiens?
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