With the IIHF World Junior Championships beginning on December 26th, the competing nations have started to announce their preliminary rosters. So which Bruins prospects are on the road to Russia?
Five future Bruins have received invitations to pre-tournament training camps. Teams are only allowed to select two goalies and 21 skaters for their final rosters, so the competition will be fierce.
Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban and Anthony Camara are among 37 players vying for a prestigious spot on a Canadian team looking to improve on a disappointing bronze medal from last year.
Meanwhile, Alexander Khokhlachev hopes to represent Russia for the second straight year, as they seek gold on their home soil.
Rounding out the group, Matt Grzelcyk will attend Team USA's camp in New York and attempt to solidify his spot on the American squad.
All five players are capable of impacting their nation's medal chances and could use this tournament as a stepping stone to their NHL goals.
Here is a look at each player's prospects for the tournament.