Ottawa Senators forwards Connor Brown and Nick Paul have been named to Canada's roster for the 2021 IIHF World Championships to be held in Riga, Latvia.
Brown will be representing his country for the first time and it comes on the heels of a career year for the 27-year-old after he buried 21 goals this past season.
Paul will be pulling on a Canadian jersey for the first time since winning a gold medal at the 2015 World Juniors. The 26-year-old tied a career high with 20 points during the 2020-21 season and his 15 assists were a new career best.
Jacob Bernard-Docker was added shortly after Canada announced its roster and he will be competing at his first IIHF Worlds. Like Paul, he has a World Juniors gold medal having won in 2020.
Furthermore, Artem Zub was selected by Russia. The 25-year-old, who recently signed a two-year contract extension with Ottawa, has represented his country numerous times in the past, most notably winning a gold medal at the 2018 Olympics and claiming bronze at the 2019 IIHF Worlds.
The 2021 IIHF World Championships begin May 21 and conclude June 6.