Right now, the name to remember for 2006 is Phil Kessel, a tremendously talented American who will be one of the youngest players at the WJC at the end of the month. There are a few others who are at the top of the list, but Kessel seems to be the most interesting talent out there. He's a year younger than his peers on the US's highly talented U-18 team, but is seemingly the most talented. He recently raised a lot eye brows in an exhibition charity game against some NHLers, having several of them asking "who is THAT?".
Who is the star 2006? I´ve heard there r an american and a fin player which should have tremendous talent?
Your probably talking about Jesse Joensuu. Born late 87. Big winger who shoots right. The possible number one in the whole draft is chechz-player Michal Frolik born 88. At least that is what i have heard.
Every Top 5 list I've seen so far has been some permutation of the following guys:
That would be the consensus top 5 for sure. I seen Kessel this summer when he worked me at a Goalie camp in Madison Wisconsin. I also saw him once this year and he was amazing. I expect him to put up very impressive numbers for his age at the WJC's. He's the real deal.
Frolik is a player that I've never seen, but he's the most hyped out of the top 5. He's supposed to be the best player out of the Czech republic since Jagr! Not sure about his WJC's outlook?
Joensuu if i'm not mistaken is going to be playing at the WJC's this year as well.
Mueller was also very impressive in my only time seeing him this year. But IMO he's not quite up with Kessel.
Were there any other Americans on the ISS rankings, I know Mueller Kessel from the U-18 team and Johnson from the U-17 team were on I believe the october rankings, have they changed since then? Is Summers or Flynn on their from the U-17 team?