Just recently I had the pleasure to watch some live action at the World Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, NY. Some of the top international Under-20 players from the United States, Sweden, and Finland descended upon this quaint, Adirondack village for a week. The majority of the participants in competition had already heard their name called at the NHL podium in the last two NHL Entry Drafts, although many scouts were still on hand to view the handful of 2013 draft eligible players.
One particular player that not only caught my eye during the games but also in practice was the sensational Swedish forward Filip Forsberg.
The characteristic that strikes you first in his game is creativity. He displayed his slick puck moving skills with his keen vision on the ice and stick handling abilities too.
On Tuesday morning, Team Sweden had a warm-up morning skate prior to their match with Finland later in the day. Forsberg was one skater that elected to stay on the ice after the 50-minute session to work on his game. Albeit in a very fun, care-free style against his Swedish teammate he stayed on the ice. These two native Scandinavian went back and forth several times all-around the rink in various 1-on-1 situations.