Jonathan Drouin looking to avoid '13 world junior repeat

Canada's Jonathan Drouin (C) reacts with teammates goalie Malcolm Subban (L) and Ryan...

Canada's Jonathan Drouin (C) reacts with teammates goalie Malcolm Subban (L) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins after their loss to USA in their semifinal game at the 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa January 3, 2013. (REUTERS)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:07 PM ET

MALMO, SWEDEN - Nearly a year has passed since Jonathan Drouin watched in agony as the United States celebrated after beating Canada in the semifinal at the 2013 world junior championship.

The loss sent the Canadians to the bronze-medal game, where they fell in an overtime stunner to the Russians, while the Americans beat Sweden to win gold.

Drouin has learned plenty about himself as a hockey player since then, whether it was helping the Halifax Mooseheads win the Memorial Cup in May or being drafted third overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in June, only to be cut a few months later on the eve of the 2013-14 National Hockey League season.

 


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