3 players to watch on Team Latvia at the 2023 World Juniors
Sandis Vilmanis, LW
After spending three seasons in Sweden, the Florida fifth-round pick has 11 goals and is just under a point per game through 29 OHL games. He left the Sting on a five-game heater.
Dans Locmelis, C
The Boston Bruins fourth-round pick from 2022 has had a banner year with Lulea’s U20 team, leading the way with 12 goals and 33 points through 27 games. He will make his third world juniors appearance having helped Latvia move into the A pool, and participating in his first tournament in the summer.
Niks Fenenko, D
After a rookie season in Baie-Comeau that saw him net 40 points in 62 games, Fenenko went undrafted. He has once again proved he can produce in the QMJHL, with 18 points through 27 games on a mediocre Drakkar team.