PLAY­ERS TO WATCH

Winnipeg Sun - - SPORTS - — John Matisz

RUS­SIA — Ilya Ko­valchuk, F: Old, sure, but don’t un­der­es­ti­mate any­body with gen­er­a­tional shoot­ing tal­ent ... Pavel Dat­syuk, F: Wizard-like puck-han­dler in his prime, can he still be pro­duc­tive on big stage?

CANADA — Ben Scrivens, G: Has been all right for Canada in nine games this sea­son, post­ing a .900 SV% ... Derek Roy, F – Exbuf­falo Sabre, now 34, had 81 points in 78 NHL games back in 2010-11

UNITED STATES — Ryan Zapol­ski, G: Two sea­sons in ECHL, three in Fin­land, two in KHL, now the Olympics? ... Jor­dan Green­way, F: Twenty-year-old is first black player in U.S. Olympic men’s hockey.

SWE­DEN — Jhonas En­roth, G: For­mer NHL backup has found hockey home in KHL Minsk (.924 SV%) ... Ras­mus Dahlin, D: Unan­i­mous top pick for this sum­mer’s draft is tour­na­ment’s big­gest draw.

FIN­LAND — Miro Heiska­nen, D: No. 3 pick in 2017 NHL draft is en­joy­ing fine sea­son in high­est Fin­nish league ... Eeli Tolva­nen, F: Set record for most KHL points by an 18-year-old (17 goals, 17 as­sists in 47 games).

CZECH REPUB­LIC — Martin Erat, F: Long-time Nashville Preda­tor’s pro ca­reer wind­ing down in high­est Czech league ... Ro­man Cer­venka, F: Played 39 games with Cal­gary, de­spite go­ing un­drafted.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.