Hockey Canada announces 2022 World Junior Championship roster

As always, Hockey Canada’s selection camp for the World Junior Championship was a selection of the top prospects. The group vying for a spot on the 2022 entry were immensely deep and talented, so much so that some really talented names didn’t even make the camp’s roster. Of course, this meant that some very difficult cuts had to be made as well. With the camp ending early Sunday afternoon, Hockey Canada announcement the expected list for WJC 2022:

g Brett Brochu (2022 draft-eligible)
g Sebastien Cossa (DET)
g Dylan garand (NYR)

D Lukas Cormier (VGK)
D Kaiden Guhle (MTL)
D Carson lambos (MIN)
D Ryan o’rourke (MIN)
D Owen’s Power (BUF)
D Donovan Sebrango (DET)
D Ronan Seeley (AUTO)
D Olen Zellweger (ANA)

F Connor Bedard (2023 draft eligibility)
F Xavier Bourgault (EDM)
F Mavrik Bourque (DAL)
F Will cuylle (NYR)
F Elliot Desnoyers (PHI)
F Ridly greig (OTT)
F Dylan guenther (ARI)
F Kent johnson (CBJ)
F Mason mctavish (ANA)
F Jake Neighbors (LIST)
F Cole perfetti (WPG)
F Justin Deaf (FLORIDA)
F Logan stankoven (DAL)
F Shane wright (2022 draft-eligible)

Camp guests who were not on the list include attackers Zach Dean (VGK), Guillaume Dufour (JNI), Luke Evangelist (NSH), Jack finley (TBL), Hendrix Lapierre (WSH), Joshua Roy (MTL), and Ryan tverberg (TOR) and the defenders Demon hunt (MIN) and Vincent Iorio (WSH).

It should be noted that while many top-drafted prospects will be part of the Canadian roster, it is two undrafted names that will attract the spotlight considerably. Wright and Bedard are the presumed first picks in each of the next two NHL Draft and will have the chance to further solidify that status on the larger international stage for U20 players.

The 2022 World Junior Championships will be held this year in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta. The tournament begins on December 26 and ends with the gold medal game on January 5.

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