Chicago Blackhawks goalie prospect Adam Gajan is off to a fantastic start in the IIHF World Junior Championship.
Gajan allowed two goals in Slovakia's 6-2 victory over Czechia on Tuesday. He was dominant in Slovakia's second victory in Group B play on Wednesday.
Gajan stopped 36 shots to blank Switzerland 3-0. His most impressive save came early in the third period when it was still a 1-0 game. Gajan turned away what looked like an easy goal for Gregory Weber.
Weber had some chances to score throughout the game, but Gajan was there at every turn to stop him.
Gajan has a .969 save percentage and 1.00 goals-against average through two games in the World Juniors. Last year Gajan took home top goalie honors with a 2-2 record, 2.40 GAA, and a .936 save percentage.
Gajan will not be with the Chicago Blackhawks anytime soon. He needs a lot of time to develop at the junior level. He will return to the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL once Slovakia is done in the World Juniors.
Gajan is committed to attending Minnesota-Duluth next year and continuing his development at the collegiate level. If he follows the same path as the Hawks' other top goalie prospect, Drew Commesso, Gajan will play at least three seasons of NCAA hockey.
Martin Misiak is another Blackhawks prospect playing for Slovakia. He had an assist in his first game in this tournament but did not factor into the scoring in Slovakia's second game.
He is hoping to make his fellow countryman, and Chicago Blackhawks legend Marian Hossa proud once he eventually joins the Hawks.
Misiak is already having a better tournament this year than in 2022 when he failed to register a point.
Misiak will return to the Erie Otters of the OHL once Slovakia is done in the World Juniors. He currently has 13 goals and 13 assists.