World Juniors notes and photos: Clague, Moverare, Anderson

Kale Clague
6 GP 0-2=2 4 PIM, -1, 15 SOG
-Clague was the gold medal winners’ top minutes-eater, logging games of 23:27, 26:49, 22:03, 22:54, 23:49 and 23:55 in the championship. He ends his World Junior career with eight assists in 13 games.

Via Corey Pronman of The Athletic ($):

CANADA 3, SWEDEN 1, Kale Clague, D, Los Angeles: Clague wasn’t a standout like expected for a good portion of the tournament, but I really liked his game on Friday. He made a few really tough defensive plays, making the most of his IQ and mobility. He also moved the puck quite efficiently, although the choice of him over Cale Makar as the point man on the top PP unit throughout the tournament was a curious choice. Clague’s upside isn’t elite, but I can see him developing into a solid middle of the lineup defenseman.

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Jacob Moverare
7 GP 0-1=1 2 PIM, +2, 4 SOG
The positionally sound and hardened stay-at-home defenseman registered 16:36 in the championship loss to Canada.

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Mikey Anderson
7 GP 0-1=1 2 PIM, +2, 4 SOG
A bronze medalist in his debut world juniors performance, Anderson is one of six Americans eligible to return next winter.

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Top Scorers
MITTELSTADT Casey USA F: 7 GP 4-7=11 2 PIM, +8 (BUF)
NECAS Martin CZE F: 7 GP 3-8=11 0 PIM, -5 (CAR)
BELLOWS Kieffer USA F: 7 GP 9-1=10 4 PIM, +2 (NYI)
KYROU Jordan CAN F: 7 GP 3-7=10 0 PIM, +2 (STL)
STEEL Sam CAN F: 7 GP 4-5=9 0 PIM, +3 (ANA)
TKACHUK Brady USA F: 7 GP 3-6=9 2 PIM, +6 (Draft eligible)
ZADINA Filip CZE F: 7 GP 7-1=8 2 PIM, -4 (Draft eligible)
KOSTIN Klim RUS F: 5 GP 5-3=8 2 PIM, +7 (STL)
MAKAR Cale CAN D: 7 GP 3-5=8 0 PIM, +5 (COL)
SUSHKO Maxim BLR F: 6 GP 2-6=8 4 PIM, -1 (PHI)

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