Six Maple Leafs prospects set to compete in the World Junior Championships

Team Canada was the first country to unveil their final roster for the upcoming World Junior Championships on Friday afternoon and despite no Leafs being included on the Canadian squad, the organization will still be well represented at the tournament.
The rest of the rosters began to trickle out early Saturday morning and, along with the confirmation that top prospect Nick Robertson will not be joining the American squad, came the news of six Leafs prospects who have been selected to represent their country in the pursuit of WJC Gold.

Robertson hasn’t left Canada since May to put himself in the best position to win a job with the #leafs. He loved his world junior experience last year, but told me recently that he’s focused on the NHL: “You know every day is kind of a tryout for me.”https://t.co/rbMREsXtqa
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 12, 2020

The Leafs’ most recent first round pick, Rodion Amirov, along with 2019 fourth rounder Mikhail Abramov and and 2020 fourth rounder Artur Akhtyamov will suit up for Russia. Amirov is expected to be one of Russia’s top forwards and he is likely to play on their top line and power play unit while also …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

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