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Islanders rewind: Roster players at the World Junior Championship

SASKATOON, SK - JANUARY 5: Jordan Eberle #14 of Team Canada skates with the puck during the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament Gold Medal game against Team USA on January 5, 2010 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Team USA defeated Team Canada 6-5 in overtime.(Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
SASKATOON, SK - JANUARY 5: Jordan Eberle #14 of Team Canada skates with the puck during the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament Gold Medal game against Team USA on January 5, 2010 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Team USA defeated Team Canada 6-5 in overtime.(Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA – AUGUST 27: Phil Kessel and now New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA – AUGUST 27: Phil Kessel and now New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The 2021 World Junior Championship is almost here! Let’s take a look at how some New York Islanders players have done at previous WJC tournaments.

The World Junior Championships are right around the corner. The first set of pretournament games will happen today with New York Islanders prospect Matias Rajaniemi and Team Finland taking on Team USA at 9:30 PM (ET).

Last week, I wrote about prospects in the New York Islanders system and their experience at the premier international tournament. Today, I wanted to focus on players on the current Islanders NHL roster.

First up, Team USA.

USA

Brock Nelson: 5GP, 1Pts
Years: 2011
Medals: Bronze

Nick Leddy: 6GP, 3A, 3Pts
Years: 2011
Medals: Bronze

Both Brock Nelson and Nick Leddy (then a Chicago Blackhawks prospect) were part of the 2011 American team that beat Team Sweden 4-2 in the bronze medal game.

Nelson’s only helper was in a 2-1 win over Switzerland. Leddy’s final point in the tournament came as the primary assist to Nick Bjugstad’s game-winner against Sweden in the bronze medal game.

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