CALGARY -- Michael McLeod, a potential first-round pick at the 2016 NHL Draft, was among 22 players picked to represent Canada at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
The U-18 tournament will be played in Bratislava, Slovakia, and Breclav, Czech Republic, from Aug. 10-15. Canada has won the tournament the past seven years and 19 times in the 24 times it's been held since 1991.
"For success, great athletes thrive on pressure and great teams thrive on pressure," Canada coach Stan Butler said. "There's no doubt going over there as the favorite having won this tournament numerous times, anything less than that is going to be disappointing for everybody involved."
The roster was picked after a five-day selection camp at WinSport's Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.