Hockey Canada announces World Junior selection camp roster
By Domenic Loschiavo and Tonia Venneri
Hockey Canada officially announced the invitees to this year’s World Junior selection camp which will take place Dec. 10-14.
Director of Player Personnel Ryan Jankowski and Tim Speltz from the Program of Excellence Management Group were at the MasterCard Centre in the west end of Toronto on Tuesday to make the announcement.
Leafs prospects Mitch Marner and Travis Dermott were among those selected.
Other names highlighting the list are top NHL prospects Dylan Strome, Mathew Barzal and Michael Dal Colle.
Returning to camp from last year’s gold medal-winning team are Lawson Crouse, Joe Hicketts and Brayden Point.
The 30-man roster includes two goalies, 11 defence-men and 17 forwards.
The selection camp will feature two games against Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) all-stars.
In total, 22 players will be selected from the camps to represent Canada in the 2016 World Junior Championship.
Below is the full selection camp roster formation.
- Mackenzie Blackwood, Barrie Colts (New Jersey Devils, 2015)
- Mason McDonald, Charlottetown Islanders (Calgary Flames, 2014)
- Thomas Chabot, Saint John Sea Dogs (Ottawa Senators, 2015)
- Jakob Chychrun, Sarnia Sting (2016 draft eligible)
- Travis Dermott, Erie Otters (Toronto Maple Leafs, 2015)
- Vince Dunn, Niagara Ice Dogs (St. Louis Blues, 2015)
- Haydn Fleury, Red Deer Rebels (Carolina Hurricanes, 2014)
- Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals (Detroit Red Wings)
- Brandon Hickey, Boston University (Calgary Flames, 2015)
- Noah Juulsen, Everett Silvertips (Montreal Canadiens 2015)
- Roland McKeown, Kingston Frontenacs (Carolina Hurricanes, 2014 via Los Angeles Kings)
- Travis Sanheim, Calgary Hitmen (Philadelphia Flyers, 2014)
- Jake Walman, Providence College (St. Louis Blues, 2014)
- Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds (New York Islanders, 2015)
- Anthony Beauvillier, Shawinigan Cataractes (New York Islanders, 2015)
- Rourke Chartier, Kelowna Rockets (San Jose Sharks, 2014)
- Lawson Crouse, Kingston Frontenacs (Florida Panthers, 2015)
- Michael Dal Colle, Oshawa Generals (New York Islanders, 2014)
- Pierre-Luc Dubois, Cap Breton Screaming Eagles (2016 draft eligible)
- Julien Gauthier, Val-d’Or Foreurs (2016 draft eligible)
- Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings (Florida Panthers, 2014)
- Travis Konecny, Ottawa 67s (Philadelphia Flyers, 2015)
- Mitch Marner, London Knights (Toronto Maple Leafs, 2015)
- Nick Merkley, Kelowna Rockets (Arizona Coyotes, 2015)
- Brendan Perlini, Niagara IceDogs (Arizona Coyotes, 2014)
- Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors (Tampa Bay Lightning, 2014)
- John Quenneville, Brandon Wheat Kings (New Jersey Devils, 2014)
- Mitchell Stephens, Saginaw Spirit (Tampa Bay Lightning, 2015)
- Dylan Strome, Erie Otters (Arizona Coyotes, 2015)
- Spencer Watson, Kingston Frontenacs (Los Angeles Kings, 2014)