The World Junior Championships are always a fun time of year for those of us who like to stay in the know about the future of our clubs and see the best young players from around the world. In previous years the Hurricanes have had a lot of prospects participate in the past few years with Drayson Bowman, Zach Boychuk, Brandon Sutter, Justin Faulk and Michal Jordan all took part in the past decade.
This year, the Hurricanes are represented by Ryan Murphy (Canada) and Victor Rask (Sweden). While Murphy was invited to be part of Canada’s roster last year, he was cut during training camp and Rask played on the u-18 team for Sweden even though he was on the u-20 team, he did not play. This year will be the first year that the two take part in the WJC and are both expected to play important roles for their teams as they each look to pick up a Gold medal.
Good luck Murphy and Rask, we look forward to following your success!