Players to watch on Team Austria at 2022 World Juniors

Switzerland's Cedric Fiedler (23) and Austria's Senna Peeters (22) battle for the puck during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pre-competition action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. (Jason Franson/CP)

Recently drafted Marco Kasper would have been, by far, the most talented player on this team but elected to take time off before attending his first NHL training camp in Detroit next month. Kasper was selected eighth overall by the Red Wings in Montreal.

Beyond Kasper there are too many unknowns to handicap the Austrian roster. The team hasn’t won a game at their last five world junior championships (0-17). I’m sure there will be some motivated players suiting up for Austria. Time will tell who catches my eye.

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