12 - Number of Caps on the active roster who have represented their country at least once at the IIHF World Junior Championships:
|Karl Alzner||Canada||2006-07 (Gold), 2007-08 (Gold)|
|Nicklas Backstrom||Sweden||2005-06, 2006-07|
|John Carlson||USA||2009-10 (Gold)|
|Jason Chimera||Canada||1998-99 (Silver)|
|Martin Erat||Czech||2000-01 (Gold)|
|Philipp Grubauer||Germany||2009-10, 2010-11|
|Marcus Johansson||Sweden||2008-09 (Silver), 2009-10 (Bronze)|
|Brooks Laich||Canada||2002-03 (Silver)|
|Dmitry Orlov||Russia||2009-10, 2010-11 (Gold)|
|Alex Ovechkin||Russia||2002-03 (Gold), 2003-04, 2004-05 (Silver)|
The Caps will have five more prospects in this year's tournament, which gets underway today in Malmo, Sweden. Andre Burakovsky and Christian Djoos will be suiting up for the host country, while Connor Carrick, Thomas Dipauli and Riley Barber will be leading Team USA as it looks to repeat last year's gold medal-winning performance.
And who knows, maybe one of them has a little bit of this in them, as well...