(Peterborough’s Matt Puempel. Photo Credit Aaron Bell/OHL Images)
The Ivan Hlinka and Team Canada U20 camps are over, and the CHL begins pre-season in two weeks. Who are the early names to watch for 2011?
1. D Adam Larsson (Skellefteå, Elitserien)
The 2010-11 season isn't even underway yet and Adam Larsson is already piling up the points. A season removed from a year in which he chased the U18 points record in the Elitserien, the 6'3, rearguard potted four assists in four games at a recent U20 tournament hosted by USA Hockey in Lake Placid.
Simply put, the Swedish phenom was ready to be fed 15 minutes a night at the NHL level last year. But just what makes him so special?