Three players to watch for Team Germany at the 2022 WJC

Three players to watch for Team Germany at the 2022 WJC

Florian Bugl, G, Red Bull (Alps): Was impressive in limited time last year as he was forced into COVID protocols. Starting the tournament from game one should give his team a major boost in confidence. (Undrafted 19-year-old)

Florian Elias, C, Mannheim (DEL): The highest-scoring returnee from the 2021 tournament (nine points in five games) and the only returnee from Germany’s top line (Tim Stutzle and J.J. Peterka). Was named the DEL’s Rookie of the Year for the 2020-21 season. Another Mannheim product, he will have to drive play for the Germans. (Undrafted 19-year-old)

Max Glotzl, D, Kolner (DEL): Played over 20 minutes per game last year. Good sized defenceman brings some physicality and presence to the back end. Is well-rounded, with excellent skating and first-pass abilities. (Undrafted 19-year-old)

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