We have created a list of the top eligible prospects for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft that are also attending the World Junior Hockey Championships taking place in Ufa, Russia.
This event is generally thought of as representing the best 19-year olds, so it is quite an achievement when players a year or two younger are chosen to represent their National teams. Obviously it is easier to make the team of a country that isn't one of the powerhouses. However, the Latvia and Germany's of the world also have to worry about being relegated to a lower pool so that keeps them wanting to ice an older group of players in order to compete.
Below is a list of the best players and the country they are representing, note that there are still some teams that are making cuts. We've bolded the prospects that appear in the Top 30 of the HockeyDraft411.com's 2013 NHL Entry Draft Rankings: