Forward Cody Glass, the first draft pick by the Vegas Golden Knights, was one of 20 players selected to play for the Western Hockey League in its two games against Russia in the 2017 Canada Russia Series.
The games will be played at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on Nov. 6, and Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on Nov. 7.
Glass, selected by the Golden Knights with the No. 6 pick, is one of three players chosen in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft named to the team. Also selected were forward Michael Rasmussen, chosen No. 9 by the Detroit Red Wings, and defenseman Callan Foote, picked No. 16 by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Four players taken in the first round of the 2016 draft also were named to the team: Defensemen Jake Bean (No. 13, Carolina Hurricanes) and Dennis Cholowski (No. 20, Red Wings), and forwards Brett Howden (No. 27, Lightning) and Sam Steel (No. 30, Anaheim Ducks).
The roster was selected by the Western Hockey League in conjunction with Hockey Canada. Moose Jaw coach Tim Hunter will coach Team WHL, with Regina coach John Paddock and Swift Current coach Manny Viveiros the assistants.
The six-game Canada Russia Series also will see teams representing the Ontario Hockey League (Nov. 9, Nov. 13) and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (Nov. 14, Nov. 16) playing Russia. Rosters for those games, as well as Russia's roster, will be announced at a later date.
The games are part of the process of picking the teams for Canada and Russia for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be played Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Buffalo.
TEAM WHL ROSTER
GOALTENDERS: Carter Hart, Everett (Philadelphia Flyers); Stuart Skinner, Lethbridge (Edmonton Oilers)
DEFENSEMEN: Jake Bean, Calgary (Carolina Hurricanes); Dennis Cholowski, Prince George (Detroit Red Wings); Kale Clague, Brandon (Los Angeles Kings); Callan Foote, Kelowna (Tampa Bay Lightning); Josh Mahura, Regina (Anaheim Ducks); David Quenneville, Medicine Hat (New York Islanders)
FORWARDS: Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Spokane (Los Angeles Kings); Tyler Benson, Vancouver (Edmonton Oilers); Dillon Dube, Kelowna (Calgary Flames); Cody Glass, Portland (Vegas Golden Knights); Brett Howden, Moose Jaw (Tampa Bay Lightning); Tanner Kaspick, Brandon (St. Louis Blues); Ty Lewis, Brandon (Colorado Avalanche); Kole Lind, Kelowna (Vancouver Canucks); Matthew Phillips, Victoria (Calgary Flames); Michael Rasmussen, Tri-City (Detroit Red Wings); Sam Steel, Regina (Anaheim Ducks); Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current (Arizona Coyotes)