Prospects Rambling: Summer Showcase – Team Canada

Kevin LeBlanc

2017-08-02

As Hayden noted earlier this week with his piece on the defending gold medal winning Team USA (you can find it here), this week is the 2017 World Juniors Summer Showcase. Teams will a good look at the player pool that they will choose from come December.

The 2017 Showcase is being held in Plymouth, Michigan, and today we will talk further about the defending silver medal winning Team Canada? Certainly they will have their eyes set on not only making it back to the WJC Final this winter in Buffalo, but this time taking home the win. 

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FULL ROSTER

Goaltenders:

Carter Hart (PHI), Michael DiPietro (VAN), Dylan Wells (EDM), Stuart Skinner (EDM)

Defencemen:

Logan Stanley (WPG), Kale Clague (LA), Cale Makar (COL), Josh Mahura (ANA), Jake Bean (CAR), Victor Mete (MTL), Nic Hague (VGK), Cal Foote (TBL), Samuel Girard (NSH), Dante Fabbro (NSH), Dennis Cholowski (DET), Conor Timmins (COL), David Quenneville (NYI)

Forwards:

Boris Katchouk (TBL), Sam Steel (ANA), Jordan Kyrou (STL), Mason Shaw (MIN), Pierre-Luc Dubois (CBJ), Givani Smith (DET), Cody Glass (VGK), Robert Thomas (STL), Will Bitten (MTL), Michael McLeod (NJD), Nick Suzuki (VGK), Dillon Dube (CGY), Brett Howden (TBL), Taylor Raddysh (TBL), Jonah Gadjovich (VAN), Tanner Kaspick (STL), Jonathan Ang (FLA), Michael Rasmussen (DET), Cliff Pu (BUF), Owen Tippett (FLA), Matthew Phillips (CGY)

Missing due to injury:

Tyson Jost (COL), Adam Mascherin (FLA), Nolan Patrick (PHI), Gabriel Vilardi (LA) and Tyler Benson (EDM)

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Roster Breakdown:

– Canada's roster consists of 15 first round picks (18 if you add in Jost, Patrick and Vilardi) with Nolan Patrick the highest drafted at 2nd overall an