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Monahan, Gaudreau, Hamilton land on SI's projected Team North America roster

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames are well-represented in Sports Illustrated's latest Team North America projected roster for the 2016 World Cup Of Hockey.

Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau are included in a projected forward group that includes Sean Couturier (PHI), Jack Eichel (BUF), Alex Galchenyuk (MTL), Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA), Boone Jenner (CBJ), Dylan Larkin (DET), Nathan MacKinnon (COL), Auston Matthews (2016 Draft Eligible), Connor McDavid (EDM), and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM).

Gaudreau leads the pack of projected forwards with 21 goals and 49 points through 51 games this year. Monahan is tied for forth in that group with 16 goals and 35 points in 51 skates.

Matthews, this year's projected top pick in the NHL Draft, is playing for Zurich in Switzerland and has 24 goals and 40 points in 31 games. He is currently riding an 11-game point streak.

On the blueline, Dougie Hamilton is projected to make Team North America. The other defencemen Sports Illustrated has tabbed for potential roster spots are Aaron Ekblad (FLA), Shayne Gostisbehere (PHI), Seth Jones (CBJ), Ryan Murray (CBJ), Colton Parayko (STL), and Morgan Rielly (TOR).

Through his first 51 games in Flames silks, Hamilton has seven goals and 21 points to his name. He is averaging 19:06 of ice time per game, ranks second among Calgary rearguards in shots with 100, and is third among Flames blueliners with 761 shot attempts.

Sam Bennett, the Flames' first round pick in 2014, is also eligible to play for Team North America in this year's World Cup. Players must be born on or after Oct. 1, 1992.

Check out Sports Illustrated's full projected roster HERE.

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