World Jr’s and the 2012 NHL Draft

A quick glance across the rosters for this years tournament shows the following list of players to keep an eye on. HockeyProspect.com has been watching many of the players listed below for quite some time. Here are a few players and their most recent December 15th HockeyProspect.com ranking:

Nail Yakupov, Russia – 1st
Ryan Murray, Canada – 2nd
Zemgus Girgensons, Latvia – 4th
Filip Forsberg, Sweden – 5th
Mikhail Grigorenko, Russia – 7th
Jacob Trouba, USA – 14th
Radek Faksa, CZECH – 17th
Sebastian Collberg, Sweden – 19th
Tomas Hertl, CZECH – 22nd
Ville Pokka, Finland – 26th
Olli Maatta, Finland – 49th

TROUBA Jacob     26 FEB 1994     8       U.S. National U18

POKKA Ville      3 JUN 1994      12      Karpat Oulu

MAATTA Olli      22 AUG 1994     2       London Knights

KISUM Nicki      16 DEC 1993     26      Copenhagen Hockey

LINNET Joachim   4 NOV 1993      22      Herning Blue Fox

HERTL Tomas      12 NOV 1993     19      Slavia Prague

FAKSA Radek      9 JAN 1994      16      Kitchener Rangers

MURRAY Ryan      27 SEP 1993     27      Everett Silvertips

ABOL Richard     31 JAN 1994     2       HC 05 Banska Bystrica

RICHARD Tanner   6 APR 1993      29      Guelph Storm

BERTSCHY Christoph 5 APR 1994    28      SC Bern

SIMION Dario       22 MAY 1994   25      HC Lugano

YAKUPOV Nail       6 OCT 1993    10      Sarnia Sting

GRIGORENKO Mikhail 16 MAY 1994   17      Quebec Remparts

VASILEVSKI Andrei  25 JUL 1994   30      Tolpar Ufa

GIRGENSONS Zemgus  5 JAN 1994    22      Dubuque Fighting Saints
ANDERSONS Toms     25 NOV 1993   23      SC Bern
JEVPALOVS Nikita   9 SEP 1994    31      HK Riga

BLUGERS Teodors    15 AUG 1994   21      Shattuck St. Mary

LIPSBERGS Roberts  29 JUL 1994   11      HK Riga

MERZLIKINS Elvis   13 APR 1994   30      HC Lugano

COLLBERG Sebastian 23 FEB 1994   15      Frolunda Gothenburg
FORSBERG Filip     13 AUG 1994   16      Leksands IF