IIHF U18 Men's World Championship 2021: Rosters, NHL draft status, jersey numbers for all 10 teams

IIHF U18 Men's World Championship 2021: Rosters, NHL draft status, jersey numbers for all 10 teams

The 2021 IHF U18 Men’s World Championship is here and the best under-18 players in the world will be aiming for gold when they hit the ice in Texas beginning April 26.

Each team will sport a 25-man roster (minus one or two due to last-minute COVID-19 protocols) in a tournament that will see some of the top NHL prospects for 2021 — and a few who could top the draft board in 2022 and 2023.

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Here’s a breakdown of every team’s roster for the tournament.

JUMP TO: Belarus | Canada | Czech Republic | Finland | Germany | Latvia | Russia | Sweden | Switzerland | United States

2021 IHF U18 Men’s World Championship rosters

Belarus

Head coach: Dmitri Shulga
Leadership group: TBA

No.NameNHL draft
 Forwards
7Ivan Anoshko2023
8Miroslav Mikhalyov2021
11Danil Sotishvili2021
12German Yavash2021
14Yegor Ignatenko2021
15Vladislav Shilo2021
16Ilya Morozov2021
17Fyodor Nikolayenya2021
18Yegor Sidorov2022
19Yegor Klavdiev2021
20Danila Klimovich2021
21Zakhar Polshakov2022
22Yegor Golubov2022
25Andrei Loshko2023
 Defense
2Nikita Parfenyuk2021
3Maxim Sushinski2021
4Danil Rogach2021
5Dmitri Kuzmin2021
6Arseni Sazanovich2022
13Nikita Stasenko2021
23Pavel Kamko2022
27Ilya Gavrilov2021
 Goaltenders
1Tikhon Chaika2021
29Yan Shostak2023
30Ivan Zhigalov2021

Canada

Head coach: Dave Barr
Leadership group: Shane Wright (C), Mason McTavish (A), Logan Stankoven (A)

No.NameClub teamNHL draft
 Forwards
6Chase StillmanSudbury (OHL)2021
7Brennan OthmannFlint (OHL)2021
8Brett HarrisonOshawa (OHL)2021
9Francesco PinelliKitchener (OHL)2021
10Danny ZhilkinMississauga (OHL)2022
11Logan StankovenKamloops (WHL)2021
12Conner RouletteSeattle (WHL)2021
15Shane WrightKingston (OHL)2022
17Connor BedardRegina (WHL)2023
19Wyatt JohnstonWindsor (OHL)2021
21Ryan WintertonHamilton (OHL)2021
22Dylan GuentherEdmonton (WHL)2021
23Mason McTavishPeterborough (OHL)2021
 Defense
2Nolan AllenPrince Albert (WHL)2021
3Olen ZellwegerEverett (WHL)2021
4Corson CeulemansBrooks (AJHL)2021
5Brandt ClarkeBarrie (OHL)2021
14Ethan del MastroMississauga (OHL)2021
25Guillaume RichardTri-City (USHL)2021
26Denton MateychukMoose Jaw (WHL)2022
27Jack MatierOttawa (OHL)2021
 Goaltenders
1Thomas MilicSeattle (WHL)2021
29Benjamin GaudreauSarnia (OHL)2021
30Tyler BrennanPrince George (WHL)2022

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Czech Republic

Head coach: Jakub Petr
Leadership group: TBA

No.NameNHL draft
 Forwards
9Martin Rysavy2021
10Simon Slavicek2022
11Jakub Brabenec2021
13Lukas Pajer2021
15Jakub Kos2021
17David Skuhrovec2021
18Jakub Altrichter2021
20Matyas Sapovaliv2022
21Marcel Marcel2022
23Petr Moravec2021
24Simon Marha2021
26Jaroslav Chmelar2021
27Gabriel Szturc2022
28Jiri Kulich2022
 Defense
4Jiri Tichacek2021
5David Jiricek2022
6Matej Pinkas2022
7David Spacek2021
14Stanislav Svozil2021
16David Moravec2022
22Jakub Sedivy2021
29Tomas Hamara2022
 Goaltenders
1Tomas Suchanek2021
2Patrik Hamrla2021
30Oliver Satny2021

Finland

Head coach: Petri Karjalainen
Leadership group: TBA

No.NameNHL draft
 Forwards
13Sami Päivärinta2021
15Juho Järvelä2021
18Samu Salminen*2021
19Verner Miettinen2021
20Sisu Yliniemi2021
22Oliver Kapanen2021
24Ville Koivunen2021
25Joakim Kemell2022
27Samu Tuomaala2021
28Rasmus Ruusunen2021
29Niko Huuhtanen2021
32Miko Matikka*2021
33Brad Lambert2022
25Kalle Väisänen2021
 Defense
2Jimi Suomi2021
3Kasper Kulonummi2022
4Viljami Juusola2021
6Kalle Ervasti2021
7Aleksi Malinen2021
10Topias Vilén2021
12Tomi Leppänen2021
21Aleksi Heimosalmi2021
 Goaltenders
1Jani Lampinen2021
30Aku Koskenvuo*2021
31Juuso Helomaa2021

* Aku Koskenvuo is committed to Harvard (2022); Samu Salminen and Miko Matikka are committed to the University of Denver (2022).

Germany

Head coach: Steffen Ziesche
Leadership group: TBA

No.NameNHL draft
 Forwards
9Luca Hauf2022
10Connor Korte2021
13Philip Feist2021
14Kevin Niedenz2021
15Bennet Rossmy2021
16Julian Lutz2022
18Yannick Proske2021
21Yuma Grimm2021
22Nikolaus Heigl2021
23Thomas Heigl2021
24Sebastian Cimmerman2021
25Robin van Calster2021
26Pascal Steck2021
28Roman Zap2021
 Defense
3Sten Fischer2021
4Sandro Mayr2021
5Maxim Rausch2021
6Malte Krenzlin2021
11Michael Gottwald2021
17Adrian Klein2022
20Rayan Bettahar2022
27Marius Winkelmann2021
 Goaltenders
1Nikita Quapp2021
29Simon Wolf2022
30Luca Ganz2021

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Latvia

Head coach:  Olegs Sorokins
Leadership group: TBA

No.NameNHL draft
 Forwards
6Martins Lavins2021
8Kristaps Kristins2021
9Ricards Brinecs2021
12Roberts Cjunskis2021
14Rainers Darzins2022
16Girts Silkalns2021
17Dans Locmelis2022
18Peteris Purmalis2021
19Darels Dukurs2021
21Anri Ravinskis2021
22Sandis Vilmanis2022
24Martins Sulcs2021
27Klavs Veinbergs2021
28Kristians Samitis2021
 Defense
3Rihards Simanovics2022
4Niks Fenenko2022
5Silvers Lazarenoks2021
7Bogdans Hodass2021
10Artjoms Kadnikovs2021
13Gustavs Ozolins2021
23Roberts Andersons2021
26Vladimirs Zaicevs2021
Goaltenders
1Linards Lipskis2021
20Marks Slavinskis2022
25Karlis Mezsargs2022

Russia

Head coach: Albert Leshyov
Leadership group: Nikita Chibrikov (C), Alexander Figurin (A), Ilya Ivantsov (A)

No.NameNHL draft
 Forwards
6Ilya Ivantsov2021
8Daniil Lazutin2021
9Fyodor Svechkov2021
10Ivan Miroshnichenko2022
12Dmitri Katelevski2021
13Prokhor Poltapov2021
16Ivan Mekhovov2021
17Matvei Michkov2023
19Nikita Chibrikov2021
22Matvei Petrov2021
23Ilya Kvochko2022
25Danila Yurov2022
27Dmitri Buchelnikov2021
28Vsevolod Gaidamak2021
 Defense
3Alexander Figurin2021
4Nikita Novikov2021
5Artyom Duda2022
7Arseni Koromyslov2022
11Gleb Ivanov2021
15Vladislav Sapunov2022
18Nikolai Makarov2021
20Vladimir Grudinin2022
 Goaltenders
1Kirill Gerasimyuk2021
29Sergei Ivanov2022
30Valeri Brinkman2021

Sweden

Head coach: Anders Eriksen
Leadership group: TBA  

No.NameNHL draft
 Forwards
11Fabian Lysell2021
12Noah Ostlund2022
14Liam Dower-Nilsson2021
15Noah Hasa2021
16Gabriel Kangas2022
19Isak Rosen2021
21Oliver Moberg2021
22Ludwig Persson2022
23William Stromgren2021
24Arvid Eljas2021
25Albert Sjoberg2021
27Joel Holmli2021
28Simon Robertsson2021
29Arvid Sundin2021
 Defense
2Simon Aho2021
3Elias Salomonsson2022
4Anton Olsson2021
5Mattias Havelid2022
6Victor Sjoholm2021
7Simon Forsmark2022
8Simon Edvinsson2021
18Oskar Asplund 
 Goaltenders
1Viggo Andrén2021
30Carl Lindbom2021
31Hugo Havelid2022

Switzerland

Head coach: Marcel Jenni
Leadership group: TBA

No.NameNHL draft
 Forwards
7Joel Henry2021
8Mats Alge2021
10Jonas Taibel2022
11Jeremy Jabola2021
13Kevin Nicolet2021
16Livio Truog2022
17Attilio Biasca2021
18Nicolas Perrenoud2022
19Noah Greuter2022
20Benjamin Bougro2021
22Lilian Garessus2021
23Liekit Reichle2021
25Jan Spring2021
27Louis Robin2021
 Defense
2Tiziano Pauchard2021
4Rodwin Dionicio2022
6Brian Zanetti2021
9Lian Bichsel2022
15Nathan Cantin2021
21Dario Sidler2021
26Vincent Despont2021
28Maximilian Streule2022
 Goaltenders
1Niels Riesen2021
29Mathieu Croce2021
30Kevin Pasche2021

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United States

Head coach: Dan Muse
Leadership group: Red Savage (C), Sean Behrens (A), Aidan Hreschuk (A)

No.NameCollege commitmentNHL draft
 Forwards
4Jack HughesNortheastern (HE)2022
7Jack DevineDenver (NCHC)2022
8Justin JanickeNotre Dame (Big Ten)2021
9Liam GilmartinProvidence (HE)2021
11Chaz LuciusMinnesota (Big Ten)2021
12Sasha PastujovNotre Dame (Big Ten)2021
14Rutger McGroartyNotre Dame (Big Ten)2022
15Ryan St. LouisNortheastern (HE)2021
19Red SavageMiami (NCHC)2021
22Isaac HowardMinnesota-Duluth (NCHC)2022
23Logan CooleyNotre Dame (Big Ten)2022
25Dylan DukeMichigan (Big Ten)2021
28Charlie StramelUncommitted2023
 Defense
2Sean BehrensDenver (NCHC)2021
3Ryan ChesleyMinnesota (Big Ten)2022
5Ty MurchisonArizona State (IND)2021
10Ethan StrakyNotre Dame (Big Ten)2021
17Aidan HreschukBoston College (HE)2021
20Lane HutsonBoston University (HE)2022
24Ty GallagherNotre Dame (Big Ten)2021
27Roman SchmidtBoston University (HE)2021
 Goaltenders
1Braden HoltUncommitted2021
29Gibson HomerUncommitted2021
30Kaidan MberekoUncommitted2021