The New Jersey Devils‘ season is over in just a week, but that doesn’t mean it’s the last time we could see some of our favorite players. It’s become somewhat of a tradition to watch the Devils players go overseas and represent their countries at the World Championships. They take place on May 13th in Finland. We just learned that Devils defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler is doing better after breaking his hand. He won’t put on the Devils jersey again this year, but he will put on his Team Switzerland jersey.
The Devils will have other players who are looking to represent their nations. Last year, they had seven players head to Riga, Latvia to finish off what was a strange, COVID-shortened season. Some of those players, like Matthew Hellickson and Marian Studenic, aren’t even in the organization anymore. However, there are some interesting names that could go this year.
Which New Jersey Devils players will participate in the IIHF World Championships?
There should be some bigger names at the tournament this season. The threat of COVID isn’t as prevalent this year. Players might be looking to get more hockey under their belt after a dreadful season with a ton of injuries. Some players might even be looking to build off the momentum of the season and push for a better contract.
Of course, other players are just looking for the season to be over when it’s over. Some of the top players haven’t been there in a few years. The last time star players went, Mark Stone and Sean Couturier were the top players for Team Canada. Everyone was watching Jack Hughes before he was drafted, and he got to play Kaapo Kakko for the first time. This year, with the Olympics being canceled, a lot of these players are looking to put their country’s colors back on. Which Devils might be looking to fill that void?