Will Smith

Sharks' Smith shines in Team USA's World Juniors gold medal win

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USA has won the World Junior Championships – and one of their best players in the gold medal game was a San Jose Sharks prospect.

Will Smith, the No. 4 overall selection in the 2023 NHL Draft, had two assists, both primary, and was involved in a number of other Grade-A scoring chances in USA’s 6-2 victory over host country Sweden on Friday at the Scandinavium.

NHL Network World Juniors color commentator Dave Starman said Smith was USA’s best player in the first period, highlighted by a shot-pass assist on this Gabe Perreault goal.

Starman was highly complimentary of Smith throughout the game, which also included putting this pass on a plate for Zeev Buium

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