Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakout performance at the World Junior Championships has broken the ice and made the 18-year-old forward a noteable prospect in hockey’s near future. He took shifts at center in that tournament, and it’s a testament to his talent that he made it look like he had played there all his life. Kuznetsov has racked up 26 points so far this season with his KHL Traktor club, as the developing youngster continues to turn heads and foreshadow a promising professional career ahead.
At only 20 years old, David Rundblad is playing in his 3rd full season with Swedish Elite club Skelleftea HC, where the young defensemen has produced an influential 34 points in 43 games thus far. On top of this season’s success, Rundblad’s noticeably powerful stride and creative puck skills has made the offensive defensemen a widely-regarded propsect, whom we are likely to see raise several eyebrows in the near future.
The son of retired NHL veteran Jan Erixon, the 19 year old Tim Erixon is jumpstarting his professional hockey career with promising potential. The youngster was regarded as the most impressive defensemen at the World Junior Championship, and continues to excel along with Rundblad this season with Swedish Elite club Skelleftea HC. Keep an eye out for the smart, skilled 2-way defensemen as he carries on the established family name in fashion.