HLINKA GRETZKY CUP – ABOUT
The Hlinka Gretzky Cup is one of the few best-on-best international hockey tournaments and features the premiere under-18 players from some of the world’s greatest hockey nations: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. Many tournament alumni have gone on to become stars of the National Hockey League (NHL), including Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and Carey Price. Edmonton Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Darnell Nurse, Oscar Klefbom, Jesse Puljujarvi, Kris Russell and Zack Kassian have all represented their countries in the tournament. Most recently, the tournament featured Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin, a top-rated NHL prospect going into the 2018 Draft.