2020 NHL Draft Profile: Anton Lundell

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Finland would have been a lot harder to play against at the World Junior Championship had an upper-body injury not felled Lundell before the tournament began.

Lundell already has a gold medal from the 2019 WJC, and if talent hawks wanted to see his progression, they could simply watch him and his mature game in the Liiga, where he was stellar. “His game is very advanced in terms of his ability to play with men,” said one scout. “He’s a powerful kid, gets around the ice well, tremendous details to his game, maybe to a fault. At times you see him on the defensive side of the puck more than you’d want. You want him to break out and show off the skill, start driving the net more.”