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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced that Phoenix Coyotes’ prospect Kyle Turris has been named to the Canadian National Junior Team that will compete in the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic from Dec. 26, 2007 to Jan. 5, 2008.

Turris, 18, was selected by the Coyotes with the third overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.  The 6-foot-1, 170-pound center is currently a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, where he has posted a team-leading 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) and 22 penalty minutes (PIM) in 16 games.
A native of New Westminster, British Columbia, Turris was a member of the Canadian National Team that competed in the 2007 Super Series, which featured the best junior-aged players from Canada taking on Russia’s top juniors in an eight-game series.  Turris led all players with seven goals in the Series.  Last season, he was named Most Valuable Player of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) after recording 66-55-121 and 83 PIM in 53 games for Burnaby.
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