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Four prospects in World Juniors

In addition to Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque returning to Team USA for the WJC, two other 19-year-old Rangers prospects will represent their countries:  Roman Horak, who I really liked in camp and is excelling in Chilliwack, made the Czech Republic roster, and Jesper Fasth will be with the Swedes. 

Here's some info on them from the Rangers:

Horak  has registered 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 points, along with 30 penalty minutes in 30 games with the Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season. He ranks second on the team and is tied for fifth in the WHL with 10 power play goals, and ranks first on Chilliwack in points per game average (1.27) and second in goals, assists, and points. This will be the second appearance for Horak, having represented the Czech Republic in the 2010 World Junior Championship, recording two points (one goal, one assist) in six games. The Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic native was originally selected as the Rangers’ fifth round choice, 127th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Fasth has registered 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 26 games with HV71 of the Swedish Elite League (SEL) this season. He has also recorded 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in six SuperElit games with HV71 J20 prior to joining HV71. This will be Fasth’s first appearance in the elite tournament. A native of Nassjo, Sweden, Fasth was the Rangers’ sixth round selection, 157th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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