All eyes will be on the upcoming World Junior Championships and the Leafs will be well represented. Six of the Leafs’ recent draft picks will suit up in the tournament, including their first four selections in the 2020 NHL draft. After a somewhat arduous journey, all of the teams have arrived in the Edmonton bubble and are wrapping up their quarantine period as practices begin today.
The charter carrying SWE/FIN/RUS has now departed from Helsinki and is scheduled to make refuelling stops in Iceland and Goose Bay on its way to Edmonton. A cargo plane will bring in the equipment separately.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 13, 2020
Rodion Amirov headlines the group of Leafs prospects set to take part in the tournament and will be a big part of the Russian squad. He is currently slotted onto the top line with Minnesota Wild prospect Marat Khusnutdinov and the highly touted Vasily Podkolzin of the Vancouver Canucks. He was a key player on both special teams units for Russia at the Karjala Cup in November and he will likely fill that role for them at the WJC as well.
Mikhail Abramov, selected in the fourth round of the 2019 draft, is also vying …
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