Connor McDavid, expected to be one of the top picks at the 2015 NHL Draft, was among the players invited to Hockey Canada's Canadian National Junior Team selection camp that begins Dec. 11 in Toronto.
The camp will help determine the final roster Canada will use at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Montreal and Toronto.
McDavid, a center with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, has missed the past eight games because of a fracture in his right hand sustained Nov. 11. He still is second in the OHL with 51 points (16 goals, 35 assists) in 18 games.
He said he's hopeful his hand heals in time that he can play in the tournament.
Besides McDavid, left wing Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL is the only other 2015 NHL Draft-eligible player invited to the camp. McDavid and Crouse are A-rated skaters on NHL Central Scouting's November players to watch list.