COLUMBUS, OHIO –
Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Johansen
has been selected by Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, for Canada's National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp, scheduled for August 3-7 in Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta. The camp roster includes 26 forwards, 16 defensemen and four goaltenders.
Johansen, 18, is one of seven players invited to the camp who helped Canada capture the silver medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo. The 6-3, 192-pound center was named to the tournament All-Star Team after tallying three goals and six assists for nine points with two penalty minutes, a +4 plus/minus rating and team-leading 32 shots on goal in seven games.
The Port Moody, British Columbia native was the Blue Jackets' first pick, fourth overall, at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He completed his second season with the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks in 2010-11, collecting 40-52-92 and 64 penalty minutes with a +44 plus/minus rating in 63 games and adding 13-15-28 in 21 playoff outings. In 134 career WHL games, he has registered 65-96-161, 82 PIM and a plus/minus rating of +61.
Canada's National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp is the first step in identifying players for Canada's National Junior Team for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held from December 26, 2011 to January 5, 2012 in Calgary and Edmonton. At the conclusion of camp, Kevin Prendergast, Hockey Canada's head scout for the men's Program of Excellence, will continue to monitor these players and other potential candidates before inviting a group of players to a final selection camp in December, after which a final National Junior Team roster of 22 players will be named.