The Chicago Blackhawks have four prospects participating in the 2022 World Juniors. Forward Landon Slaggert, defenseman Wyatt Kaiser, and goalie Drew Commesso will all represent Team USA. Defenseman Michael Krutil will skate for the Czech Republic, which has asked to be called Czechia.
Slaggert, a sophomore at Notre Dame, will serve as an alternate captain for the Americans. He will wear No. 19.
Kaiser, a sophomore at Minnesota-Duluth, will participate in his first World Juniors tournament. He will wear No. 5.
Commesso, a sophomore at Boston University, will be Team USA's No. 1 goalie. He will wear No. 29.
Krutil, who plays for the AHL Rockford IceHogs, returns for his second World Juniors with Czechia. He will wear No. 28. However, he cannot suit up for his country’s first two games due to a suspension carrying over from last year.
The 2022 World Juniors gets underway with preliminary play beginning on Dec. 26. The tournament concludes with the Gold Medal game on Jan. 5. All games will air on NHL Network in the United States and TSN and RDS in Canada.
Here's when the Blackhawks prospects will play.
* indicates games in which Krutil will serve his suspension
Sunday, Dec. 26
Czechia (Krutil) vs. Canada, 6 PM CST*
United States (Slaggert, Kaiser, Commesso) vs. Slovakia, 8:30 PM CST
Monday, Dec. 27
Germany vs. Czechia (Krutil), 6 PM CST*
Tuesday, Dec. 28
Switzerland vs. United States (Slaggert, Kaiser, Commesso), 3:30 PM CST
Wednesday, Dec. 29
Finland vs. Czechia (Krutil), 1 PM CST
Sweden vs. United States (Slaggert, Kaiser, Commesso), 8:30 PM CST
Thursday, Dec. 30
Czechia (Krutil) vs. Austria, 3:30 PM CST
Friday, Dec. 31
United States (Slaggert, Kaiser, Commesso) vs. Russia, 8:30 PM CST
Sunday, Jan. 2
Quarterfinal 1, 1:30 PM CST
Quarterfinal 2, 4 PM CST
Quarterfinal 3, 6:30 PM CST
Quarterfinal 4, 9 PM CST
Tuesday, Jan. 4
Semifinal 1, 2 PM CST
Semifinal 2, 6 PM CST
Wednesday, Jan. 5
Third-place game, 3 PM CST
Championship game, 7 PM CST
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