11 Blackhawks Prospects Hoping to Make World Junior Championship Impact

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11 Blackhawks Prospects Hoping to Make World Junior Championship Impact

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There will be hockey to watch, live, in August. Are you excited? We are!

The 2021 World Junior Championship had to be rescheduled because of COVID and will now be played beginning Aug. 9 in Edmonton. Two of the leading countries entering the tournament, the United States and Canada, are still conducting evaluation camps so their rosters aren’t set. But other countries have already submitted their lineups.

The Blackhawks have 11 prospects involved in the World Juniors right now, with ten in the camps for the US and Canada right now. Four of the Blackhawks’ 11 selections from the 2022 NHL Draft are in the camps: Frank Nazar, Dominic James and Aidan Thompson for the United States and Ryan Greene with Canada. Thompson was added to the USA camp on Tuesday.

Here are the Blackhawks prospects in the mix for the World Juniors right now.


  • Frank Nazar, F
  • Landon Slaggert, F
  • Dominic James, F
  • Aidan Thompson, F
  • Wyatt Kaiser, D
  • Connor Kelley, D


  • Colton Dach, F
  • Ryan Greene, F
  • Nolan Allan, D
  • Ethan Del Mastro, D


  • Michal Teplý, F

Note: 2020 Blackhawks draft choice Michael Krutil is also on the roster for Czechia. He left his AHL contract with the IceHogs and returned to play for Växjö (SHL) last season.

Czechia’s roster has already been submitted to the IIHF for the tournament.

Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab