Taylor Doherty, a 2009 second round pick (57th overall) by San Jose has been named to Team Canada’s World Jr. Development Camp, which will be held in St. John's Newfoundland early August.
Doherty is a massive six-foot-seven, 220-pound blueliner who played with Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League last year. In 63 games, he posts 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points to help Kingston to a fourth place finish in the OHL’s Eastern Conference.
The camp roster currently includes 17 defensemen and 24 forwards.
The players, born in 1991 or 1992, were selected by Hockey Canada head scout Al Murray, in consultation with head coach Dave Cameron (Mississauga St. Michael’s, OHL) and assistant coaches Bob Boughner (Windsor, OHL), Ryan Huska (Kelowna, WHL) and André Tourigny (Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL). Murray evaluated these players over the course of the 2009-10 season, following these players along with numerous other candidates for the program during league play, as well as during international competitions for both the under-18 and junior programs.
“There are a number of tremendously talented players across Canada in this age group, and the players named today will have a terrific opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best the country has to offer,” said Murray.
Details of the camp, including dates, schedule and red and white rosters, will be announced at a later date.