Three players to watch for Team Slovakia at the 2022 WJC

Three players to watch for Team Slovakia at the 2022 WJC

Juraj Slafkovsky, LW, TPS Turku (Liiga): Has already played in a men’s world and Olympic qualifying event. Size, speed and skill are his calling cards. Too good for the U20 league in Finland, and still finding his stride in Liiga at about 13:30 of ice-time per game. (2022 NHL draft eligible, SN #9)

Filip Mesar, C, HK Propad (Slovakia): Super slick playmaker who is light on his skates. Can dart in and out of traffic, and has the creativity to make the impossible seem possible. (2022 NHL draft eligible, SN #14)

Dalibor Dvorsky, C, AIK (Allsvenskan): Along with Canada’s Connor Bedard and Russia’s Matvei Michkov, Dvorsky is the third name in this tournament already being considered for the first overall pick in the 2023 NHL draft. Lit up the Hlinka-Gretzky tournament as an underaged player with eight goals and 12 points in a silver medal effort. (2023 NHL draft eligible)

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