Canada announces roster for World Junior Summer Showcase
Hayton, Bouchard among 40 players invited to campby Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor
Barrett Hayton and Evan Bouchard, two top-10 picks in the 2018 NHL Draft, were among the 40 players invited by Hockey Canada to play at the World Junior Summer Showcase.
The camp, which will be held at Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia, from July 28-Aug. 4, will feature practices and games against the United States, Sweden and Finland, and will be the first opportunity for players to compete for spots on the national junior team for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. from Dec. 26-Jan. 5, 2019.
Hayton, selected by the Arizona Coyotes with the No. 5 pick, was one of four Coyotes prospects invited to the camp, along with defensemen Kevin Bahl and Pierre-Olivier Joseph, and forward MacKenzie Entwistle.
Hayton and Bouchard, who was selected by the Edmonton Oilers with the No. 10 pick, were two of eight 2018 first-round selections invited to the camp, along with defensemen Noah Dobson (No. 12, New York Islanders), Ty Smith (No. 17, New Jersey Devils), Jacob Bernard-Docker (No. 26, Ottawa Senators) and Nicolas Beaudin, (No. 27, Chicago Blackhawks), and forwards Ty Dellandrea (No. 13, Dallas Stars) and Joseph Veleno (No. 30, Detroit Red Wings).
Joseph was one of nine players selected in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft invited to the camp, along with forwards Cody Glass (No. 6, Vegas Golden Knights), Michael Rasmussen (No. 9, Detroit Red Wings), Owen Tippett (No. 10, Florida Panthers); Gabriel Vilardi (No. 11, Los Angeles Kings); Nick Suzuki (No. 13, Vegas Golden Knights), Robert Thomas (No. 20, St. Louis Blues), Morgan Frost (No. 27, Philadelphia Flyers), and Shane Bowers (No. 28, acquired by Colorado Avalanche).
Canada will be coached by Tim Hunter, coach of Moose Jaw in the Western Hockey League. His assistants are Marc-Andre Dumont, coach of Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Jim Hulton, coach of Charlottetown of the QMJHL and Brent Kisio, coach of Lethbridge of the WHL.
CANADA WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE ROSTER
GOALIES: Michael DiPietro, Windsor, OHL (Vancouver Canucks); Olivier Rodrigue, Drummondville, QMJHL (Edmonton Oilers); Matthew Villalta, Sault. Ste. Marie, OHL (Los Angeles Kings); Matthew Welsh, Charlottetown, QMJHL (2019 draft eligible)
DEFENSEMEN: Calen Addison, Lethbridge, WHL (Pittsburgh Penguins); Kevin Bahl, Ottawa, OHL (Arizona Coyotes); Nicolas Beaudin, Drummondville, QMJHL (Chicago Blackhawks); Jacob Bernard-Docker, Okotoks, AJHL (Ottawa Senators); Evan Bouchard, London, OHL (Edmonton Oilers); Josh Brook, Moose Jaw, WHL (Montreal Canadiens); Noah Dobson, Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL (New York Islanders); Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Charlottetown, QMJHL (Arizona Coyotes); Jared McIsaac, Halifax, QMJHL (Detroit Red Wings); Ian Mitchell, Denver, NCHC (Chicago Blackhawks); Ty Smith, Spokane, WHL (New Jersey Devils); Jett Woo, Moose Jaw, WHL (Vancouver Canucks)
FORWARDS: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw, WHL (Pittsburgh Penguins); Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Spokane, WHL (Los Angeles Kings); Jordy Bellerive, Lethbridge, WHL (Pittsburgh Penguins); Shane Bowers, Boston University, Hockey East (Colorado Avalanche); Max Comtois, Drummondville, QMJHL (Anaheim Ducks); Ty Dellandrea, Flint, OHL (Dallas Stars); Connor Dewar, Everett, WHL (Minnesota Wild); MacKenzie Entwistle, Hamilton, OHL (Arizona Coyotes); Alex Formenton, London, OHL (Ottawa Senators); Morgan Frost, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (Philadelphia Flyers); Cody Glass, Portland, WHL (Vegas Golden Knights); Barrett Hayton Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (Arizona Coyotes); Stelio Mattheos, Brandon, WHL (Carolina Hurricanes); Ryan McLeod, Mississauga, OHL (Edmonton Oilers); Antoine Morand, Halifax, QMJHL (Anaheim Ducks); Michael Rasmussen, Tri-City, WHL (Detroit Red Wings); Isaac Ratcliffe, Guelph, OHL (Philadelphia Flyers); Jack Studnicka, Oshawa, OHL (Boston Bruins); Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound, OHL (Vegas Golden Knights); Joel Teasdale, Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL (2019 draft eligible); Robert Thomas, Hamilton, OHL (St. Louis Blues); Owen Tippett, Mississauga, OHL (Florida Panthers); Joseph Veleno, Drummondville, QMJHL (Detroit Red Wings); Gabriel Vilardi, Kingston, OHL (Los Angeles Kings)