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.
Brock Nelson: 5GP, 1Pts
Nick Leddy: 6GP, 3A, 3Pts
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.