At the 1996 WJC, Phillips was pointless but was one of the most valuable players on Canada’s gold medal team. Phillips’ performance at the tournament helped his draft ranking, and the Senators selected him first overall at the 1996 NHL Draft. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Turris had a long history of success playing for Team Canada at younger levels. In fact, many of our choices may be open for debate. Pajaarvi was highly rated heading into the NHL Draft, and the Edmonton Oilers selected him 10th overall. Magnus Pajaarvi made his WJC debut at the 2008 tournament in the Czech Republic. 3 selection in the NHL draft in October was given his release by Adler Mannheim in the German league Sunday and immediately signed a three-year entry level deal with the Ottawa. Despite his team being eliminated by Russia in the quarterfinals, Stuetzle finished the tournament with five goals and five assists for 10 points in five games. Spezza had a pair of assists.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'thehockeywriters_com-leader-3','ezslot_6',678,'0','0'])); The following year, Spezza passed on an invitation to the Team Canada summer camp because he wanted to focus on his first NHL camp in Ottawa. Canada beat Sweden 3-2 in overtime to win gold. Kovalev was fifth in tournament scoring with five goals and five assists for 10 points in seven games. This might be a stat that surprises you, but the former or current Senator with the most goals in WJC history is Vaclav Varada. Boucher was impressed with Pyatt’s play in Switzerland, and the Senators signed him. He has three WJC medals and he has more career WJC points than any other Ottawa Senator past or present. Stuetzle scored his first NHL goal Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs. Chabot, however, was named the tournament MVP, best defenceman and was also named to the tournament all-star team. Sweden ended up with a silver medal after losing 3-2 to Canada in overtime in the final. At that time, the tournament was only a round robin and there was no playoff or medal round. The foreshadowing that would portray Alexandre Daigle as a hockey enigma was almost Shakespearean. Germany's Tim Stuetzle skates during first period action against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships on Monday, December 30, 2019 in … Daigle had 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points in 20 games before joined Team Canada for his second WJC appearance. He impressed scouts enough that the Chicago Blackhawks would select Hasek in the NHL Draft later that year. Although he scored only one goal, he was the shut down centre that neutralized stars like Evgeni Malkin and Nicklas Backstrom. Kovalev and teammates Alexander Karpovtsev, Sergei Nechenov and Sergei Zubov, became the first Russian players to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup. Mark Stone wasn’t really on the radar when he was drafted 178th overall by the Senators in 2010. Over 2 million monthly readers now come to THW for their hockey fix. Germany's Tim Stuetzle skates during first period action against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships on December 30, 2019. Canada gave up only six goals in the tournament, and they had shutouts in both the semi-final and final. After four seasons in Binghamton and buried behind names like Dominik Hasek, Ray Emery, Brian Elliott and Martin Gerber, Glass headed to the KHL. His 13 assists and 19 points lead all Senators in WJC play, and he is one of only two players to win three medals. The German roster for the upcoming World Junior Championship has been announced, and it includes top prospect Tim Stuetzle.The Ottawa Senators pick is still recovering from hand surgery but is hopeful to recover in time to take part in the tournament. Even without fans in the rink, the 2021 World Junior tournament figures to be one of the best in recent memory. The Rangers were champions in 1994-95. The 33-year-old Lee has been out of professional hockey since the 2012-13 season. 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 … He became the first 16-year-old to ever play for Sweden in the tournament. Published on Thursday, December 31 2020 Tim Stuetzle scores an absolutely beautiful goal for Germany at the World Juniors The 3rd overall pick is … © The Hockey Writers 2020. 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. Redden won his second gold medal at the 1996 WJC as Canada beat Sweden 4-1 in the final. 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. Earlier that year, he had scored the overtime game-winning goal in the final of the World U18 Championships to help the U.S. win the gold 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. In his first WJC tournament, Pajaarvi only had a goal and an assist in six games. And who could forget the performance of Pascal Leclaire at the 2002 WJC. Tom was drafted 107th overall by the Rangers in 2005. He looked like he was going to lead Canada to gold, but the U.S. mounted a memorable comeback in the final. The Rangers allowed Duclair to play for Canada at the WJC, and assigned him to Quebec following the tournament. He helped his Under-20 team to the DNL Championship. He had four wins and a pair of shutouts in four games heading into the final. Six months later, Sens fans got to see exactly what they were getting at the WJC in Ottawa. Stuetzle Ranks High Among Senators’ World Junior Performers By Jeff Morris January 4th, 2021 There is no doubt that Tim Stuetzle has cemented his reputation as a … 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. Stuetzle heads the sport's next wave of high-end German talent that's been on display at the world junior hockey championship. 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). Pajaarvi finished the tournament with three goals and seven assists for 10 points in six games. He had three goals and nine assists for 12 career points. View All Result . The following year, Yashin missed the first half of the WJC as he was playing for Dynamo Moscow in the European club championship tournament. It was a beautiful one-timer high over Jack Campbell's shoulder. Saturday, January 9, 2021. 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 | Sign up for our regular 'Senators Newsletter' for all the latest. The thinking in Portland was that Hossa could play for them in case the Senators wanted to send him down to junior hockey. During his professional career, he had played for coach Guy Boucher with the Hamilton Bulldogs and Tampa Bay Lightning. 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. His team knocked off Team Canada 6-5 in overtime to win the gold medal. January 1 Stützle turning heads at World Juniors. Canada ripped through the round robin with a 4-0 record, scoring 26 goals and allowing five. 6-keys: media/fantasynews/nhl/reg/free/stories, at All rights reserved. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press) 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. Statistics never tell the complete story of a game or a player’s performance. 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He was sixth in scoring for the tournament. It was the first taste of the tournament for Curtis Lazar, who had been selected by the Senators at the 2013 NHL Draft. 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. The selection paid off. At the 2018 WJC, Norris had three assists and was named the U.S. team’s best player in their semi-final loss to Sweden. Canada played Sweden in the final and cruised to a 5-1 win. 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. Canada was literally untested in this tournament, with the exception of a 3-1 semi-final win over the Czechs in the semi-finals. Tim Stuetzle, the No. He would play for the U.S. in two WJC tournaments. At the 2007 WJC, Pyatt xeroxed his feat from the previous year. But they finished third and drafted German star Tim Stuetzle. 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. We don’t expect everyone to agree with the list, but that’s why we do these things. Tim Stuetzle, the third-overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, will lead an upstart German contingent at the upcoming 2021 world juniors. 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. (You will have to read on to find out who the other is.). Canada won the gold medal on a tiebreaker. He rode into the 1993 WJC on the coat tails of the hysteria surrounding Eric Lindros. Senators chief amateur scout Trent Mann on the Sens prospects at the World Juniors, Tim Stuetzle's performance, Jake Sanderson making a name for … Pyatt played in Sweden last year with Skelleftea AIK and SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers. But the following year in Canada, White put on a show that left Senators’ management and fans drooling. He had won gold medals at the 2006 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Torunament and the 2006 World Junior A Challenge. 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. 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. Upon the conclusion of the IIHF World Junior Championship on Tuesday, Stuetzle was named the tournament's top forward, reports Brent Wallace of TSN. All Rights Reserved. He finally made his NHL debut in the 2017-18 season, playing 15 games for the Chicago Blackhawks. One of his teammates was another former Senator, Chris DiDomenico, who also had seven points in six games. Stepan led the tournament in scoring with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points. The same night, on Jan. 5, the Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Ottawa. Chabot had three assists in five games at the 2016 WJC, in which Canada finished sixth. 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. He made the team after leading the Rangers in scoring during the pre-season. 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. In the final against Canada, Sweden lost 5-1 and had to settle for another silver medal, with Pajaarvi assisting the lone Swedish goal. After scoring 20 goals as a rookie with the Senators, Daigle was returned to Victoriaville of the QMJHL to start the 1994-95 season, as there was an NHL work stoppage. 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. The problem is that Glass never played for the Ottawa Senators. 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. At the 2002 WJC, Spezza had four assists but the Canadians fell short again. Updated daily with news and features from over 130 writers worldwide. Maybe you think we have the order wrong. 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. 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. 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. 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 following season, Hossa took part in the 1998 WJC and scored four goals and had four assists for eight points in six games. With a goal and five assists for six points in six games, Phaneuf was named to his second straight WJC all-star team. Stone finished the tournament with seven goals and three assists for 10 points in six games. The No. After being drafted in the first round of the 2003 NHL Draft by Calgary, Dion Phaneuf would become one of the best defenceman in Team Canada WJC history. He played for Sweden at the 2012 WJC. Our first is goalie Jeff Glass. 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. 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. Proof in point is defenceman Chris Phillips. 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. He is a natural centre who can also play on the wing. Upon the conclusion of the IIHF World Junior Championship on Tuesday, Stuetzle was named the tournament's top forward, reports Brent Wallace of TSN. He is one of only two Senators to have won three WJC medals. After Ottawa selected Hossa, the Portland Winterhawks selected him fifth overall in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Although a completely different player than Lindros, hockey fans had expectations of superstardom. 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. After winning a silver medal at the European U18 championships in 1982, Hasek played for Czechoslovakia at the 1983 WJC and 1985 WJC. Lazar had a strong tournament, scoring three goals and adding four assists for seven points in seven games. In the semi-final, they fell behind 6-1 to the Russians but their comeback fell short, as they lost 6-5. The Senators selected Colin White in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft. At the 2017 WJC, Chabot was fourth in tournament scoring with four goals and six assists for 10 points in seven games. 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. The University of Wisconsin sophomore was named captain of Team USA, and he responded by playing the best hockey of his life. With well over 50 former and future Ottawa Senators having played in the WJC, putting together our top 25 list was not easy. Karlsson finished the tournament with two goals and seven assists for nine points in six games. Maybe you think some players that were left off belong, or that some on here don’t. Playing for the Commonwealth of Independent States team, Yashin had four goals and two assists for six points in seven games. With four goals and four assists in seven games, Duclair finished 10th in scoring at the 2015 WJC. Hasek played in his second WJC in 1985, and went undefeated. Stepan was named to the tournament all-star team. He was drafted second overall by the New York Islanders that year, but was traded to Ottawa six months later. Founded in 2009, The Hockey Writers is a premier destination for news and information on everything hockey. Tim Stuetzle #8 of Germany during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 26, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. Dany Heatley won a pair of bronze medals over two tournaments for Team Canada. After recording five assists in five games at the 2020 WJC, Stuetzle put on a show at the 2021 WJC. Stone blossomed the following season with 106 points in 71 games, and then in the 2011-12 season he had 123 points in 66 games. Stuetzle played 31 minutes in the win against Slovakia. 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. 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. At the 2004 WJC, Phaneuf’s steady play and punishing style of play helped Canada reach the final. The Senators went on to select Tkachuk fourth overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and signed him before the 2018-19 season. A A. Tim Stuetzle is ready for take-off with the Ottawa Senators. You may or may not agree with our choices for the list. He finished the tournament with four goals and an assist. Czechoslovakia won silver as they tied Canada with 5-0-2 records. 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. He finished his WJC career with an impressive 16 points in 14 games. He was traded from the Rangers to the Arizona Coyotes while he was back in Quebec. It sparks hockey talk that goes refreshingly beyond discussion of no fans, bubbles, viruses and coaches wearing masks on the bench. Unfortunately, an injury at the WJC ended his season, and his career at Michigan. Redden had two assists and was strong defensively. Canada had to settle for third place again, losing to Finland 5-2 in the semi-finals before beating Sweden. 3 overall pick should easily make the NHL roster. Some people would put Mika Zibanejad in the top five, depending how you weigh the golden moment against the complete body of work. Canada would win silver, losing to the Americans 5-4 in the final. We’re fans, and we love to talk and debate about it. Before the tournament, he had 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points in 17 games with the Wolverines. Tim Stuetzle #8 of Germany during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 26, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. The following year, Norris had six points in seven games as the U.S. won silver. He captained the gold medal-winning USA team at the IIHF World U18 Championships in Slovakia. "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." He ended up being sent back down to the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires and would play at the 2001 WJC. The following year, he made the New York Rangers and scored a hat trick on Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller in his first NHL game. At the 1995 WJC, Varada was tied for fifth in scoring with six goals and four assists for 10 points in seven games. Goaltender Devon Levi of Canada defends the net against Tim Stuetzle of Germany during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 26, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. 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. In just a week from now, the eyes of the hockey world will turn to Edmonton, Alberta. 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). It was in that season that he made Team Canada and played in the 2012 WJC in Edmonton and Calgary. Sweden allowed only three goals in the four-game round robin portion of the tournament. Tim Stuetzle is not yet back to full strength, but he says he is 100 per cent ready to. In six games, Varada had five goals and an assist. Tim Stützle has been taking the IIHF World Juniors ice hockey tournament by storm in Edmonton. 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. One Player to Watch for Each World Junior Team, 7 Predictions for the 2021 World Junior Championship. While we went 25 players deep, we also had to list some honorable mention. It was White’s seventh goal of the tournament in his seventh game. The San Jose Sharks drafted him in the first round. 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. He was coming off a sophomore season with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings that saw him score 28 points in 39 games, missing a big chunk of the season with a concussion. Business World Report No Result . Turris finished fourth overall in tournament scoring. He returned to Sweden for one more year and played in his third WJC in Saskatoon. 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. Team USA would win the shootout and take a 5-4 win to earn the gold medal. The Sens’ dressing room erupted with cheers following Zibanejad’s goal.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_4',675,'0','0'])); After the Senators selected Erik Karlsson 15th overall at the 2008 NHL Draft in Ottawa, veteran analyst and NHL insider Pierre McGuire was adamant when he kept saying, “You will not be disappointed with Erik Karlsson.”. Phillips played a shut down role as Canada breezed through the tournament undefeated, beating Sweden 4-1 for the gold medal. The 2009 WJC was held in Ottawa, and Pajaarvi had a strong showing with seven points in six games. Daigle was almost ejected from the tournament after the first game and, although he finished the tournament with six assists, his performance was pedestrian. Last season, Stutzle put up 23 goals and 55 points in just 21 games in the German Under-20 league last year. 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 lost the bronze medal game 2-1 to the Russians at the 2014 WJC. He finished the tournament tied for ninth in scoring. Tim Stuetzle could be one to watch in the Calder Trophy race in 2020-21. He may be one of the best, but he is still far from the best. He won a silver medal in both tournaments. In 2009 in Ottawa, Tyler Ennis had seven points in six games and won a gold medal for Canada. 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. 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. 12:50 am ET, Senators' Tim Stuetzle: First career NHL goal, Senators' Tim Stuetzle: Won't practice until Sunday, Senators' Tim Stuetzle: Headed to Ottawa for camp, Senators' Tim Stuetzle: Signs ELC with Senators. But is he the Ottawa Senators best all-time performer at the WJC? 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. At the 2008 WJC, Kyle Turris led Team Canada in scoring with four goals and four assists for eight points. 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