He had three goals and nine assists for 12 career points. Stone finished the tournament with seven goals and three assists for 10 points in six games. Zibanejad was drafted sixth overall by the Senators in the 2011 NHL Draft. Statistics never tell the complete story of a game or a player’s performance. Tim Stuetzle had another dominant performance for Germany while Rodion Amirov lent a hand in Russia ending Sweden's win streak in the preliminary round at the world juniors. In six games, Varada had five goals and an assist. Tim Stuetzle #8 of Germany during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 26, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. Russia scored a come-from-behind win over Canada in the gold medal game. Some people would put Mika Zibanejad in the top five, depending how you weigh the golden moment against the complete body of work. At the tournament, he had three goals and three assists for six points in seven games and was named to the Media All-Star Team. A native of Thunder Bay where he grew up playing hockey with Marc Staal, Pyatt had a strong hockey pedigree as both his father, Nelson, and older brother, Taylor, were NHL players. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. His team knocked off Team Canada 6-5 in overtime to win the gold medal. Chabot, however, was named the tournament MVP, best defenceman and was also named to the tournament all-star team. Tkachuk went to Boston University for the 2017-18 season and after a strong start to his freshman year was selected to play in the 2018 WJC in Buffalo. As one of the top prospects available for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected third overall by the Senators. TIM STUETZLE UPDATES HIS STATUS AHEAD OF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP It's nearly been two months since Ottawa Senators prospect, Tim Stuetzle, injured his hand requiring surgery to fix the issue. He is one of only two Senators to have won three WJC medals. Stutzle also played for Germany at the World Juniors, scoring five assists in five games. Norris was a teammate of his longtime buddy Brady Tkachuk on the U.S. team that won gold at the 2017 World U18 Championships. Spezza finished his WJC career with 21 games played, tied for the most among former Senators at the tournament. Canada was literally untested in this tournament, with the exception of a 3-1 semi-final win over the Czechs in the semi-finals. USA stars Bobby Ryan and Alex Galchenyuk were both point-per-game players or better in their WJC careers, and Russia’s Evgeny Dadonov played in two WJCs, scoring seven points in seven games in his second tournament and winning a pair of bronze medals. We’re fans, and we love to talk and debate about it. Playing for the Commonwealth of Independent States team, Yashin had four goals and two assists for six points in seven games. Magnus Pajaarvi made his WJC debut at the 2008 tournament in the Czech Republic. He added another four goals and 11 points in five playoff games. He was sixth on his team in scoring, as the Canadian roster included names like Connor McDavid, Sam Reinhart, Max Domi, Nic Petan and Curtis Lazar. Stepan was named to the tournament all-star team. In the final, Zibanejad scored the biggest goal in Sweden’s WJC history. He travelled by train with Senators management to the WJC to play the final three games, scoring a goal. The Senators were unable to sign first overall pick Bryan Berard, and Redden was sent to Ottawa in a multi-player trade, three-team deal with the Islanders and Leafs. With the Senators’ scouts watching closely, he had three goals and six assists for nine points in seven games, helping the U.S. win a bronze medal. Daigle had 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points in 20 games before joined Team Canada for his second WJC appearance. At that time, the tournament was only a round robin and there was no playoff or medal round. In the 2017-18 season, Norris, who was traded to Ottawa in the Erik Karlsson deal, attended the University of Michigan and represented the U.S. in the next two WJC tournaments. If there was ever a Bob Gainey of the WJC for Canada, it was Tom Pyatt. In just a week from now, the eyes of the hockey world will turn to Edmonton, Alberta. Pajaarvi finished the tournament with three goals and seven assists for 10 points in six games. Left wing expected to join NHL training camp after World Junior Championship NHL.com @NHLdotcom Tim Stuetzle signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. He was named to the tournament all-star team, and he was also named the tournament’s top defenceman.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'thehockeywriters_com-leader-2','ezslot_5',676,'0','0'])); The Ottawa Senators loved what they saw in Marian Hossa at the 1997 WJC and selected him 12th overall at the 1997 NHL Draft. He led Canada to its first gold medal in eight years at the 2005 WJC, going 5-0 with a 1.40 Goals Against Average. It was the first taste of the tournament for Curtis Lazar, who had been selected by the Senators at the 2013 NHL Draft. Once that tournament comes to an end, Stuetzle will report to training camp with Ottawa and should make a push to crack their lineup right away. The U.S. beat Sweden in the semi-final, and Pajaarvi and his team would have to settle for bronze after beating Switzerland 11-4 in the game for third place. Germany's Tim Stuetzle skates during first period action against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships on Monday, December 30, 2019 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. His assist was a big one though, as he drew a helper on Mikael Backlund’s overtime winner in the semi-final against Russia. There is no doubt that Tim Stuetzle has cemented his reputation as a future franchise player for the Ottawa Senators at the 2021 World Junior Championships (WJC). He rode into the 1993 WJC on the coat tails of the hysteria surrounding Eric Lindros. 3 pick of the 2020 NHL Draft, hopes to be able to join the Ottawa Senators after playing for Germany at the 2021 IIHF World … He may be considered one of the biggest draft busts in Senators history, but Brian Lee was far from being a bust during his WJC career. Ottawa Senators prospect Tim Stuetzle is set to join Team Germany for their World Junior Championship camp this weekend and expects to be fully recovered from a … While most Canadian fans remember the dramatic 6-5 win over Russia, they often forget that was a semi-final game. Although a completely different player than Lindros, hockey fans had expectations of superstardom. View All Result . At the end of his junior season, he was called up to Ottawa for the playoffs and drew an assist against the New York Rangers in his first game. Last season, Stutzle put up 23 goals and 55 points in just 21 games in the German Under-20 league last year. Sweden allowed only three goals in the four-game round robin portion of the tournament. Wade Redden was on Team Canada’s blue line for two WJC tournaments and won a pair of gold medals. Stuetzle Talks World Juniors, Upcoming NHL Season SensChirp December 18, 2020 0. He won a silver medal in both tournaments. 3 overall pick should easily make the NHL roster. He captained the gold medal-winning USA team at the IIHF World U18 Championships in Slovakia. The Senators selected Colin White in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft. © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. Germany's Tim Stuetzle skates during first period action against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships on December 30, 2019. section: | slug: senators-tim-stuetzle-named-top-forward-at-world-juniors | sport: hockey | route: article_single_fantasy | He would play for the U.S. in two WJC tournaments. January 1 Stützle turning heads at World Juniors. After Ottawa selected Hossa, the Portland Winterhawks selected him fifth overall in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Last season, Norris was one of the AHL’s top rookies, scoring 61 points in 56 games and earning a three-game call-up to Ottawa. Every other win was a blow out, including the 6-1 win over Alex Ovechkin and the Russians in the gold medal game. Tim Stützle (surname alternately spelled Stuetzle; born 15 January 2002) is a German professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League (NHL). 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It was a beautiful one-timer high over Jack Campbell's shoulder. In 2006, Pyatt, who was playing for the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit, was a huge factor in Team Canada’s WJC gold medal. Canada ripped through the round robin with a 4-0 record, scoring 26 goals and allowing five. Canada played Sweden in the final and cruised to a 5-1 win. There is no doubt that Tim Stuetzle has cemented his reputation as a future franchise player for the Ottawa Senators at the 2021 World Junior Championships (WJC). Tkachuk is a dual citizen but grew up in St. Louis and played for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Turris finished fourth overall in tournament scoring. Despite the fact that his German team is far from a favourite to win – a 16-2 thrashing at the hands of Team Canada erased any illusions of a gold medal – Stuetzle has been one of the best and most talked about players at the tournament. The following year, Norris had six points in seven games as the U.S. won silver. He has three WJC medals and he has more career WJC points than any other Ottawa Senator past or present. In 1997, Phillips had an assist but again played a solid defensive game as he won his second WJC gold medal. His 13 assists and 19 points lead all Senators in WJC play, and he is one of only two players to win three medals. Senators GM Pierre Dorion made it very clear to the media that they were excited to land Stuetzle, and he was far from a consolation prize. And who could forget the performance of Pascal Leclaire at the 2002 WJC. After recording five assists in five games at the 2020 WJC, Stuetzle put on a show at the 2021 WJC. Mark Stone wasn’t really on the radar when he was drafted 178th overall by the Senators in 2010. He had an assist in the game but two other future Senators would score for Sweden, as Jacob Silfverberg scored twice and David Rundblad had one. He became the first 16-year-old to ever play for Sweden in the tournament. He returned to Sweden for one more year and played in his third WJC in Saskatoon. He made the team after leading the Rangers in scoring during the pre-season. The same night, on Jan. 5, the Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Ottawa. Senators chief amateur scout Trent Mann on the Sens prospects at the World Juniors, Tim Stuetzle's performance, Jake Sanderson making a name for … Tim Stuetzle could be one to watch in the Calder Trophy race in 2020-21. Yashin impressed the Senators enough at the 1992 WJC that they would select the Russian star with their first ever pick, second overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. One of his teammates was another former Senator, Chris DiDomenico, who also had seven points in six games. A A. Tim Stuetzle is ready for take-off with the Ottawa Senators. At the 1995 WJC, Varada was tied for fifth in scoring with six goals and four assists for 10 points in seven games. Stuetzle, 18, has five goals and 10 points in the tournament and will be joining the Senators for training camp once his world juniors are over. He finally made his NHL debut in the 2017-18 season, playing 15 games for the Chicago Blackhawks. We don’t expect everyone to agree with the list, but that’s why we do these things. Saturday, January 9, 2021. At the 2007 WJC, Pyatt xeroxed his feat from the previous year. Tim Stuetzle #8 of Germany during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 26, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. 6-keys: media/fantasynews/nhl/reg/free/stories, at Our first is goalie Jeff Glass. Several players, particularly the large Swedish contingent on the team, stuck around to watch the rest of the gold medal game. After being drafted, White went to Boston College to play for the Eagles for two seasons. Business World Report No Result . Yet last night, watching another dominant performance by Tim Stuetzle at the World Juniors and the downright giddy reaction of Sens fans in real time, it became crystal clear that the fog that has hung over this organization for the last few years has finally lifted. Dominik Hasek became the youngest Czech player to ever turn pro when he signed with his hometown team, HC Pardubice, at the age of 16. After playing the first nine games of the 2011-12 season with Ottawa, Zibanejad was reassisgned to Djurgardens of the Swedish Elite League. The 2009 WJC was held in Ottawa, and Pajaarvi had a strong showing with seven points in six games. Phillips played a shut down role as Canada breezed through the tournament undefeated, beating Sweden 4-1 for the gold medal. "He's a dynamic forward who we expect to become a key piece of our roster as we continue trending towards icing an eventual elite-level team." All Rights Reserved. Varada finished his WJC career with 11 goals and 16 points in 13 games. Hossa has 85 points in 53 games for Portland and was the WHL Rookie of the Year, helping the Winterhawks win both the WHL championship and the 1997-98 Memorial Cup. Karlsson finished the tournament with two goals and seven assists for nine points in six games. Canada won the gold medal on a tiebreaker. Phillips’ performance at the tournament helped his draft ranking, and the Senators selected him first overall at the 1996 NHL Draft. Tim Stuetzle #8 of Germany during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 26, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press) After winning a silver medal at the European U18 championships in 1982, Hasek played for Czechoslovakia at the 1983 WJC and 1985 WJC. During his professional career, he had played for coach Guy Boucher with the Hamilton Bulldogs and Tampa Bay Lightning. He had four wins and a pair of shutouts in four games heading into the final. (You will have to read on to find out who the other is.). But the following year in Canada, White put on a show that left Senators’ management and fans drooling. The No. Upon the conclusion of the IIHF World Junior Championship on Tuesday, Stuetzle was named the tournament's top forward, reports Brent Wallace of TSN. Czechoslovakia won silver as they tied Canada with 5-0-2 records. In the third period of the gold medal game against Canada, While scored in the third period to force overtime and, eventually, a shoot out. A first round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators in 2015, Chabot played for Team Canada in the 2016 WJC and again in the 2017 WJC. He came with international experience, as he had already won a gold medal for Sweden at the World U18 championships. Canada lost the gold medal game 4-3 to the U.S. Phaneuf was praised for his play and was named to the tournament all-star team with four points in six games. Canada gave up only six goals in the tournament, and they had shutouts in both the semi-final and final. White had a good tournament at the 2016 WJC in Finland, picking up seven points in seven games as the U.S. won a bronze medal. The CIS team had a 6-1 record to win the tournament, finishing ahead of a powerful Swedish team that went 5-1-1. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-leader-1','ezslot_1',656,'0','0']));Although you could make an argument for any of the above players, they did not make our list and will have to settle for honorable mention status. It sparks hockey talk that goes refreshingly beyond discussion of no fans, bubbles, viruses and coaches wearing masks on the bench. Phaneuf was back for his second WJC in 2005, and this time he would come home with gold. World Juniors 2020: Alexis Lafrenière, Tim Stützle among 20 draft prospects to watch 12/21/2019 NHL One of the best ways for casual hockey fans to familiarize themselves with the top prospects in the 2020 NHL draft class is to watch the IIHF World Junior Championship, which begins on Dec. 26 from the Czech Republic. He played for Sweden at the 2012 WJC. He was sixth in scoring for the tournament. The Senators went on to select Tkachuk fourth overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and signed him before the 2018-19 season. Turris had a long history of success playing for Team Canada at younger levels. After being named the top forward at the IIHF World Junior Championship by posting five goals and as many assists over five games, Stuetzle will join the Senators ahead of Friday's season opener against the Maple Leafs. Kovalev and teammates Alexander Karpovtsev, Sergei Nechenov and Sergei Zubov, became the first Russian players to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup. At the 2008 WJC, Kyle Turris led Team Canada in scoring with four goals and four assists for eight points. He finished his WJC career with an impressive 16 points in 14 games. The Ottawa Senators' No. After four seasons in Binghamton and buried behind names like Dominik Hasek, Ray Emery, Brian Elliott and Martin Gerber,  Glass headed to the KHL. It was rare for players from communist countries to be drafted in that era, and Hasek did not find out he was drafted until several months later. Canada beat the U.S. 2-0 in the final, and Phillips was named to the tournament’s all-star team despite only having one point. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: fantasynews | arena: nhl | pageType: stories | Hasek played in his second WJC in 1985, and went undefeated. Stuetzle heads the sport's next wave of high-end German talent that's been on display at the world junior hockey championship. Even without fans in the rink, the 2021 World Junior tournament figures to be one of the best in recent memory. Sweden ended up with a silver medal after losing 3-2 to Canada in overtime in the final. Stepan led the tournament in scoring with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points. Sign up for our regular 'Senators Newsletter' for all the latest. At the 1995 WJC, Redden had three goals and two assists. The problem is that Glass never played for the Ottawa Senators. Maybe you think we have the order wrong. Redden had two assists and was strong defensively. The following year, Yashin missed the first half of the WJC as he was playing for Dynamo Moscow in the European club championship tournament. The selection paid off. Stuetzle also had a good showing at the World Juniors with five helpers in as many contests and currently finds himself there again as the 2021 event is now underway. Proof in point is defenceman Chris Phillips. At the 1996 WJC, Phillips was pointless but was one of the most valuable players on Canada’s gold medal team. Upon the conclusion of the IIHF World Junior Championship on Tuesday, Stuetzle was named the tournament's top forward, reports Brent Wallace of TSN. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_3',657,'0','0']));Duclair, who had scored 50 goals for the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL the previous year, began the 2014-15 season with the New York Rangers. While we went 25 players deep, we also had to list some honorable mention. He had won gold medals at the 2006 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Torunament and the 2006 World Junior A Challenge. Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020, Hossa holds the unusual distinction of being drafted by an NHL team before being drafted by a junior team. He looked like he was going to lead Canada to gold, but the U.S. mounted a memorable comeback in the final. At the 2002 WJC, Spezza had four assists but the Canadians fell short again. Daigle won his second WJC gold medal, scoring two goals and adding eight assists for 10 points in seven games. Still, it was enough for the Senators to select him first overall ahead of the other player they were watching, Viktor Kozlov, with the first pick in the 1993 draft. © The Hockey Writers 2020. Tom was drafted 107th overall by the Rangers in 2005. Before the tournament, he had 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points in 17 games with the Wolverines. Kovalev was fifth in tournament scoring with five goals and five assists for 10 points in seven games. In his WJC career, he had 6 goals and 13 assists for 19 points in 18 games to go with his three medals. While Alexei Yashin was the player from the Commonwealth of Independent States who was drawing the attention from scouts in Ottawa, it was New York Rangers first round draft pick Alexei Kovalev who put the team on his back to win a gold medal. Ottawa had drafted him earlier that year, and he would go on to be named the 2004-05 Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Year with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. Canada finished in third place, losing to Russia 3-2 in the semi-finals before beating the Americans 4-3 in the bronze medal game. Team USA would win the shootout and take a 5-4 win to earn the gold medal. Sure, the Ottawa Senators, like every other team in the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, were hoping to win and earn the right to draft Alexis Lafreniere. It was White’s seventh goal of the tournament in his seventh game. In the semi-final, they fell behind 6-1 to the Russians but their comeback fell short, as they lost 6-5. Despite the low expectations surrounding the Senators as a whole this season, fans and fantasy managers alike have plenty to be excited about with Stuetzle, who figures to feature in a substantial role in Canada's capital this season. With a goal and five assists for six points in six games, Phaneuf was named to his second straight WJC all-star team. He finished the tournament tied for ninth in scoring. Stuetzle said in an interview with Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, that he will be at 100% going into the 2021 World Juniors. With well over 50 former and future Ottawa Senators having played in the WJC, putting together our top 25 list was not easy. His overtime goal gave Sweden a 1-0 win over Russia, and his country’s first gold medal in 31 years of participation in the event. For the next two seasons, Lee played for the University of North Dakota and played in two more WJC tournaments for the Americans, winning a bronze medal in 2007. At the 2000 WJC, Jason Spezza and Jay Bouwmeester joined Wayne Gretzky and Eric Lindros as the only 16-year-olds to play for Team Canada in the tournament. Lee played for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL in the 2004-05 season and earned the title of Mr. Hockey. 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