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Rielly named to Team Canada for 2016 World Championships

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly has been named one of the first 18 players on Canada's roster for the World Hockey Championships in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Rielly is the lone Leafs player named to Team Canada and one of five defencemen named to the squad. He has represented Canada internationally at the U18 and U20 levels and took part in the World Championships following his rookie season with the Maple Leafs in 2013-14. He had a goal and three points in eight games for Canada at the 2014 Worlds.

The 22-year-old was also named to Team North America for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey set to be played from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 in Toronto.

Canada kicks off their World Championship schedule on May 6 against the United States. The tournament begins on May 6 and concludes on May 22 when both the bronze and gold medal games will be played.

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