Prospects Rambling: Canada Names Selection Camp Roster, Eichel Returns & Stecher’s Big Night

Kevin LeBlanc

2016-11-30

Team Canada Releases Camp Roster:

Yesterday, Team Canada named their Selection Camp Roster for their upcoming World Junior Championship Camp which will take place from December 11-14th. 32 players have been named to the selection camp roster, which will undergo 10 cuts before the final roster is released. 

Forwards: Mathew Barzal (NYI), Anthony Cirelli (TBL), Dillon Dube (CGY), Pierre-Luc Dubois (CBJ), Julien Gauthier (CAR), Brett Howden (TBL), Mathieu Joseph (TBL), Tyson Jost (COL), Mikey McLeod (NJD), Nick Merkley (ARI), Nolan Patrick (2017), Taylor Raddysh (TBL), Nicolas Roy (CAR), Zach Senyshyn (BOS), Blake Speers (NJD), Sam Steel (ANA), Mitchell Stephens (TBL), Dylan Strome (ARI), Austin Wagner (LA)

Defense: Jake Bean (CAR), Guillaume Brisebois (VAN), Thomas Chabot (OTT), Kyle Clauge (LA), Dante Fabbro (NSH), Samuel Girard (NSH), Noah Juulsen (MTL), Jeremy Lauzon (BOS), Victor Mete (MTL), Philippe Myers (PHI)

Goaltenders: Carter Hart (PHI), Connor Ingram (TBL), Michael McNiven (MTL)

Pretty good group but it will be a story of what could have been at this years WJC with many elgible players playing in the NHL. My locks are in italics. There will be some interesting choices at the backend of the roster. 

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Recapping Last Night: 

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Jack Eichel returned to action last night, and single-handedly lifted every Buffalo fans spirit with a loaded stat line. Two points (1G, 1A), five shots on goal, two penalty minutes, two blocks, and most importantly a 5-4 Sabres win over Ottawa. 

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Got a good look at what a potential Leafs-Oilers rivalry would look like last night if they played eachother more than twice a season. It was a glimpse of two organizations who have the opportunity to really grow around their young stars and be contenders if the right pieces fall into place in