Team Canada Names Final Roster for 2020 World Junior Championship

2020 NHL Draft Scouting Reports

Team Canada has named their final 23-man roster for the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship. The tournament begins on December 26th in the Czech Republic, when Canada takes on their arch-rivals from the United States. The team is coached by London Knights head coach Dale Hunter.

2020 Team Canada World Junior Roster

Upfront, the team is expected to be led by 2020 NHL Draft prospect Alexis Lafreniere, Arizona Coyotes prospect Barrett Hayton, and Detroit Red Wings prospect Joe Veleno.

The defence is led by Colorado Avalanche prospect Bowen Byram, and New Jersey Devils prospect Ty Smith.

The goaltending battle rages on, with St. Louis Blues prospect Joel Hofer and undrafted Guelph Storm goalie Nico Daws continuing to fight for the number one job.

Other 2020 NHL Draft eligible players on the team include centre Quinton Byfield, winger Dawson Mercer, and defenceman Jamie Drysdale.

Benoit-Olivier Groulx, a forward with the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads and Anaheim Ducks prospect, was the final cut.

FORWARDS

Liam Foudy – Columbus Blue Jackets
Joe Veleno – Detroit Red Wings
Raphael Lavoie – Edmonton Oilers
Alexis Lafreniere – 2020 NHL Draft Eligible
Akil Thomas – Los Angeles Kings
Connor McMichael – Washington Capitals
Ty Dellandrea – Dallas Stars
Quinton Byfield – 2020 NHL Draft Eligible
Dawson Mercer – 2020 NHL Draft Eligible
Dylan Cozens – Buffalo Sabres
Aidan Dudas – Los Angeles Kings
Barrett Hayton – Arizona Coyotes
Nolan Foote – Tampa Bay Lightning

DEFENCEMEN

Kevin Bahl – New Jersey Devils
Calen Addison – Pittsburgh Penguins
Bowen Byram – Colorado Avalanche
Jacob Bernard-Docker – Ottawa Senators
Jamie Drysdale – 2020 NHL Draft Eligible
Jared McIsaac – Detroit Red Wings
Ty Smith – New Jersey Devils

GOALIES

Nico Daws – Undrafted, Eligible for 2020 NHL Draft
Joel Hofer – St. Louis Blues
Olivier Rodrigue – Edmonton Oilers

 

Main Photo: VICTORIA, BC – DECEMBER 21: Alexis Lafreniere #22 of Team Canada skates with the puck versus Team Slovakia at the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 21, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)


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