Prospect Ramblings: Team Canada & Team USA Development Camps, NHL Draft (Jun 23)

Paul Zwambag


2017 - World Junior Championships - photo courtesy: hockeycanada.caWorld Junior Camp Rosters have been announced for Canada and USA, the NHL Draft is tomorrow!

Team Canada has released their 2016-17 National Junior Team Development Camp Roster, nine players are returning to camp from last year’s 6th place team; defenseman Thomas Chabot (OTT), forwards Mathew Barzal (NYI), Anthony Beauvellier (NYI), Lawson Crouse (FLA), Julien Gauthier (’16 Draft), Travis Konecny (PHI), Mitchell Marner (TOR), Mitchell Stephens (TB) and Dylan Strome (ARI). Two 2017 Draft eligible players are invited; forward Nolan Patrick from the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) and defenseman Cal Foote from the Kelowna Rockets (WHL).

A couple of names that stand out that aren’t returnees, Jakob Chychrun (’16 Draft) was close to making the squad last year and will look to impress Team Canada this time around in camp, could also be motivated depending how the draft turns out tomorrow. Could be the top defensemen, but could also fall out of the Top 10. 2015 Memorial Cup game winning goal scorer