The Pittsburgh Penguins have three representatives headed to the 2020 World Junior Championship, which is set to kick off on Thursday, December 26th, 2020. Prospects Liam Foudy, John Beecher and David Gustafsson will be playing overseas, with the goal of winning gold for their respective countries. All three forwards are well respected for their 200 foot play, and will be counted on for shutting down opposing offensive threats. 

"We put a ton of stock into draft responsible players. David, Liam and John are three guys who you can count on, regardless of the game situation." said Patrik Allvin, the Penguins Director of Amateur Scouting. 

Liam Foudy is known for his speed, athleticism and tenacity and will be utilized primarily in a shutdown role for Team Canada. The 19 year old centermen has 26 points (13+13) in 20 games with the London Knights this season and is expected to make his NEFHL Debut in 2021/22. 

After a slow start to college hockey, John Beecher has been one of the lone bright lights for the University of Michigan this season. The 6'3, 210 lb Elmira native has put up 9 points (5+4) in 13 games, good enough for a share of team lead in points. Due to USA's tremendous offensive depth the year, Beecher will be deployed in a checking role, something he knows all too well from last year with the USNDTP.

David Gustafsson has spent the bulk of this year playing professional hockey with Winnipeg Jets. The Swedish centre has just one goal in 22 games played, with the lack of production being a likely result of limited ice time (~ 6 mins per game). Gustafsson will don the A on his sweater and will be utilized in all situations.