Team Canada Names Roster For 2021 World Junior Championship

2021 world junior championship

Team Canada has named their final 25-man roster for the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship. The tournament begins on December 25th inside the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta. Canada opens the tournament on December 26th when they take on Germany. The defending gold medalists will be coached by André Tourigny.

2021 Team Canada World Junior Championship Roster

The forward group is expected to be led by Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kirby Dach along with Buffalo Sabres prospect Dylan Cozens, Winnipeg Jets prospect Cole Perfetti, and Los Angeles Kings prospect and 2nd overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, Quinton Byfield.

The defence is led by Colorado Avalanche prospect Bowen Byram and Anaheim Ducks prospect Jamie Drysdale.

The goaltending battle rages on, with Florida Panthers prospect Devon Levi and New York Rangers prospect Dylan Garand fighting for the number one spot.

Other notable players to make the team are New Jersey Devils prospect Dawson Mercer, Colorado Avalanche prospect Alex Newhook, along with Dallas Stars prospect Thomas Harley.

Notable final cuts included Seth JarvisMavrik BourqueSamuel PoulinJamieson Rees, and Ryan O’Rourke.

Forwards

Kirby Dach – Chicago Blackhawks
Connor Zary – Calgary Flames
Dylan Holloway – Edmonton Oilers
Cole Perfetti – Winnipeg Jets
Jakob Pelletier – Calgary Flames
Alex Newhook – Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Suzuki – Carolina Hurricanes
Connor McMichael – Washington Capitals
Peyton Krebs – Vegas Golden Knights
Quinton Byfield – Los Angeles Kings
Dawson Mercer – New Jersey Devils
Dylan Cozens – Buffalo Sabres
Phillip Tomasino – Nashville Predators
Jack Quinn – Buffalo Sabres

Defencemen

Braden Schneider – New York Rangers
Kaedan Korczak – Vegas Golden Knights
Bowen Byram – Colorado Avalanche
Thomas Harley – Dallas Stars
Jamie Drysdale – Anaheim Ducks
Jordan Spence – Los Angeles Kings
Kaiden Guhle – Montreal Canadiens
Justin Barron – Colorado Avalanche

Goalies

Devon Levi – Florida Panthers
Taylor Gauthier – 2021 NHL Draft Eligible
Dylan Garand – New York Rangers

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