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Lightning prospect Brayden Point invited to Team Canada selection camp

by Andrew DeWitt / Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Brayden Point is one of 29 players who have been invited to Canada National Junior Team selection camp in preparation for the World Junior Championship which is being held December 26-January 5 in Toronto and Montreal.

The final Team Canada roster will include 22 players. In 25 games played with the Moosejaw Warriors this season, Point scored 15 goals and tallied 36 points.

TSN Hockey Expert Bob McKenzie had high praise about Point's play in the 2014 Subway Super Series.

“I thought Brayden Point was the best player on the ice for Team WHL in its first game against the Russians.” McKenzie said. “He wasn’t the biggest or strongest or fastest player on the ice, and that’s not likely to ever change, but he always seemed to have the puck or make plays to generate scoring changes for his team. Some players seem to have a knack for making (good) things happen, and Point appears to be one of them.”

The Lightning selected Point with the 79th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft after trading up with Minnesota Wild to take the forward.

“There are a lot of nerves and you wonder if you’re going to get picked,” Point said at the time. “When you’re finally chosen it’s a really good feeling. I’m really happy I was picked by Tampa.”

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