Monday, December 3, 2007
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced today that Phoenix Coyotes’ prospects Kyle Turris and Brett MacLean
are among 37 of Canada’s best junior-aged players (born in 1988 or later) who have been invited to take part in Canada’s National Junior Selection Camp from Dec. 10 to Dec. 14 in Calgary, Alberta. The players who are selected to the team will represent Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic.
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 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists) and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 14 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.
MacLean, 18, was selected by the Coyotes with the 32nd overall pick (2nd round) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The Port Elgin, Ontario native is in his fourth season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and third with the Oshawa Generals. He currently has 31-27-58 in 24 games and leads the OHL in goals and ranks second in points. Last season, he recorded 47-53-100 and 43 PIM in 68 games for Oshawa to finish ninth in the league in scoring. MacLean is looking to be named to his first Canadian National Team.
For more information, visit www.HockeyCanada.ca or www.PhoenixCoyotes.com.