, the Colorado Avalanche’s first-round selection at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been added to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team development camp roster.
The camp, which will be held Aug. 4-7 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, serves as a precursor to selecting Canada’s entry for the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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The 2011 World Junior tournament will be hosted in Buffalo, N.Y., from Dec. 26, 2010 – Jan. 5, 2011.
Hishon, who was tabbed by the Avalanche with the No. 17 overall pick on June 25 in Los Angeles, was limited to 36 games last season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Owen Sound Attack due to two separate injuries (foot/knee). Despite missing a significant chunk of the season, he still produced 40 points (16g/24a) for a team-leading 1.11 points-per-game average.
During the 2008-09 campaign, the Stratford, Ontario native led Owen Sound in goals (37), assists (44) and points (81) while appearing in 65 games. He was also voted the “Best Playmaker” and “Best Stickhandler” in the OHL’s Western Conference Coaches Poll.
Hishon has previous international experience, as he represented Team Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and led the team with 10 points (5g/5a) in six games. The forward also helped lead Team Ontario to the gold medal at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, posting five points (2g/3a) in six contests.
Hishon becomes the fourth Avalanche prospect to be named to Canada’s National Junior Team development camp roster. Defensemen Tyson Barrie
(Kelowna Rockets/WHL) and Stefan Elliott
(Saskatoon Blades/WHL) were among the 41 skaters initially invited to the camp on June 11. Goaltender Calvin Pickard
(Seattle Thunderbirds/WHL), Colorado’s second selection (second round, 49th overall) at the 2010 Entry Draft, was one of four netminders added to the roster on June 21.