Team Canada Names 2022 World Junior Championship Roster

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Team Canada has named their final 25-man roster for the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship. The tournament begins on December 26th in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta. Canada opens the tournament on December 26th when they take on the Czech Republic. Canada is now coached by Dave Cameron after André Tourigny took the head coaching job with the Arizona Coyotes this summer.

Team Canada 2022 World Junior Championship Roster

The forward group is expected to be led by Winnipeg Jets prospect Cole Perfetti, along with 2022 NHL Draft eligible and the projected number one pick Shane Wright and 16-year old and 2023 NHL Draft-eligible player Conor Bedard. Bedard is the first 16-year old to make Team Canada’s World Junior team since Connor McDavid in 2015.

The defence is led by Buffalo Sabres prospect and 2021 number one overall pick Owen Power and Montreal Canadiens prospect Kaiden Guhle.

A position always under scrutiny for Canada is goaltending. There is a definite three-way battle for the position between New York Rangers prospect Dylan Garand, Detroit Red Wings prospect Sebastian Cossa and 2022 NHL Draft-eligible player Brett Brochu.

Notable cuts include Zach Dean, William Dufour, Luke Evangelista, Jack Finley, Hendrix Lapierre, and Joshua Roy.

Canada found heartbreak at the 2021 World Junior Championship losing to Trevor Zegras and Team USA  in the gold medal game. Team Canada will be out for revenge as the tournament returns to Edmonton and Red Deer.

Forwards

Shane Wright – 2022 NHL Draft Eligible
Xavier Bourgault – Edmonton Oilers
Mavrik Bourque – Dallas Stars
Cole Perfetti – Winnipeg Jets
Will Cuylle – New York Rangers
Elliot Desnoyers – Philadelphia Flyers
Ridly Greig – Ottawa Senators
Dylan Guenther  – Arizona Coyotes
Kent Johnson – Columbus Blue Jackets
Mason McTavish – Anaheim Ducks
Jake Neighbours – St. Louis Blues
Justin Sourdif – Florida Panthers
Logan Stankoven – Dallas Stars
Connor Bedard – 2023 NHL Draft Eligible

Defencemen

Lukas Cormier – Vegas Golden Knights
Carson Lambos – Minnesota Wild
Ryan O’Rourke – Minnesota Wild
Owen Power – Buffalo Sabres
Donovan Sebrango – Detroit Red Wings
Ronan Seeley – Carolina Hurricanes
Kaiden Guhle – Montreal Canadiens
Olen Zellweger – Anaheim Ducks

Goalies

Sebastian Cossa – Detroit Red Wings
Brett Brochu – 2022 NHL Draft Eligible
Dylan Garand – New York Rangers

 

Canada looks to win gold on home soil for the first time since 2015.

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