The World Junior U20 tournament snuck up on us here with the Sabres playing well this season.
This year it’ll take place in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada, from December 26 to January 5.
A few countries began to announce their preliminary and camp rosters today with the tournament only a few weeks away.
The Finnish club announced two Sabres prospects to their preliminary roster, goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and defenseman Oskari Laaksonen.
Finland will also feature one of the top 2019 draft eligibles, forward Kaapo Kakko.
U20 Nuorten Leijonien MM-leiritys käyntiin 15.12. – MM-leiriryhmän kokoonpano: https://t.co/BMOW97zZb6 #U20fi #Leijonat pic.twitter.com/cera5x2Iek— Leijonat (@leijonat) December 3, 2018
The Czech national team announced today as well that 2018 fourth-round pick Matej Pekar will be invited to their World Junior camp.
Czech U20 national team roster for the @iihf_wjc camp has been announced. pic.twitter.com/jeMcx9r01R— Czech Prospects (@CZprospects) December 3, 2018
We’ll keep an eye on the Team USA roster announcements to see if 2018 second-round pick, defenseman Mattias Samuelsson has a chance to compete in the tournament.
The Sabres will have probably at least two prospects participating and a potential to have four all together.