Hockey Canada announced today Edmonton Oilers forward David Perron and goaltender Ben Scrivens have been named to Team Canada for the 2014 World Hockey Championship, May 9-25, 2014 in Minsk, Belarus.
Perron, 25, appeared in 78 games this season, posting 57 points (28G, 29A) and 90 penalty minutes. He led the Oilers in several categories including goals (28) and power play goals (8).
The Sherbrooke, Quebec native had a career year, ranking third on the Oilers in scoring and set career highs in points, goals, power play goals and shots.
This will mark Perron’s first time representing Team Canada internationally.
Scrivens, 27, appeared in a career high 40 games this season, compiling a record of 16-16-4, a .922 save percentage, a 2.55 goals against average and four shutouts.
The 6’2”, 193 pound netminder established a new National Hockey League record for the most saves in a regulation shutout, posting 59 saves in the Oilers 3-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on January 29th, 2014. The shutout broke Mike Smith’s previous record of 54 saves, set on April 3rd, 2012.
This is the first time the Spruce Grove, Alberta native will represent Team Canada on the international stage.
James Reimer Morweena, Man. Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Ben Scrivens Spruce Grove, Alta. Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Kevin Bieksa Elmira, Ont. Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Ryan Ellis Freelton, Ont. Nashville Predators (NHL)
Jason Garrison White Rock, B.C. Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Erik Gudbranson Ottawa, Ont. Florida Panthers (NHL)
Marc Methot Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Tyler Myers Calgary, Alta. Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Morgan Rielly West Vancouver, B.C. Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Troy Brouwer Vancouver, B.C. Washington Capitals (NHL)
Alexandre Burrows Pincourt, Que. Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Jason Chimera Edmonton, Alta. Washington Capitals (NHL)
Cody Hodgson Markham, Ont. Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Jonathan Huberdeau St-Jérôme, Que. Florida Panthers (NHL)
Nazem Kadri London, Ont. Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Sean Monahan Brampton, Ont. Calgary Flames (NHL)
David Perron Sherbrooke, Que. Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Mark Scheifele Kitchener, Ont. Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Kyle Turris New Westminster, B.C. Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Joel Ward North York, Ont. Washington Capitals (NHL)
Canada can add players, including players eliminated during the Stanley Cup playoffs, but can only register 25 players, including three goaltenders, on its official roster.