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Catching up with Kings, Ducks prospects at world junior tournament

Kings' top pick Adrian Kempe is one of the scoring leaders at the world junior hockey championships

There’s a light schedule Tuesday at the world junior hockey championships, so it’s a good chance to catch up on how the Kings’ and Ducks’ prospects have been doing.

Tuesday’s games don’t involve prospects from either team. Switzerland will face Denmark in Montreal, and Slovakia will face Germany in Toronto. Preliminary-round play concludes on Wednesday, with the feature match-up being Canada versus the U.S. in Montreal at 1 p.m. PST, to be televised on the NHL Network.

Here’s a link to the standings and schedule and other information about the tournament.

Forward Adrian Kempe of Sweden, selected by the Kings in the first round and 29thoverall in last June’s entry draft, ranks among the tournament scoring leaders after three games, with two goals and four points. Sweden is 3-0-0-0 (wins-overtime wins-overtime losses-regulation losses) and leads Group B.

Defenseman Alex Lintuniemi, drafted in the second round and 60th overall by the Kings in June, has no points and is -2 defensively for Finland, which is 0-0-1-2. Forward Dominik Kubalik, chosen by the Kings in the seventh round and 191st overall in 2013, has one goal for the Czech Republic, which is 0-1-0-2.

Left wing Nick Ritchie of Canada, chosen in the first round and 10th overall by the Ducks in June, has no points and is +1 for Canada, which is 3-0-0-0. Teammate Shea Theodore, a defenseman who was drafted in the first round and 26th overall by the Ducks in 2013, has one assist and is +1 in three games. Right wing Ondrej Kase, chosen by the Ducks in the seventh round and 205th overall in June, has one assist and is +1 for the Czech Republic.

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