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BLOG: First look at Team North America’s lines

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

As Team North America begins their on-ice preparation for the World Cup of Hockey, we get a first look at the forward lines. This forward group includes two Oilers skaters.


Per Sportsnet's Mark Spector, Connor McDavid is centring a line with Tampa Bay's Jonathan Drouin and Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is flanked by Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon and Detroit's Dylan Larkin at the start of World Cup camp.

Team North America is comprised of the top players ages 23 and younger, as of October 1, from Canada and the United States. The team begins tournament play September 18, with a game against Finland. and Oilers TV will be on site beginning September 15th, bringing you updates on Team North America, as well as Team Canada and all the Oilers skaters participating in the tournament. In addition to McDavid and Nugent-Hopkins on Team North America, Edmonton has Leon Draisaitl and Andrej Sekera playing for Team Europe.

Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan will be coaching North America, along with his Assistant Coach Jay Woodcroft, while the team's GM Peter Chiarelli is also with North America's management group.

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