Team Canada roster set for 2024 World Junior Hockey Championship

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The Canadian roster has been announced for the 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Championship which begins Tuesday in Gothenburg, Sweden. Of the 23 players on the roster, there are eight representatives from the Western Hockey League, six representatives from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, five players from the Ontario Hockey League, two players from the National Hockey League and two players from the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The eight WHL players are Brandon Wheat Kings centre and Detroit Red Wings draft pick Nate Danielson of Red Deer, Alberta, Wenatchee Wild centre and Arizona Coyotes draft pick Conor Geekie of Strathclair, Manitoba, Moose Jaw Warriors defenseman and Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick Denton Mateychuk of Dominion City, Manitoba, Saskatoon Blades centre and Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Fraser Minten of Vancouver, British Columbia, Blades defenseman and Nashville Predators draft pick Tanner Molendyk of Kamloops, British Columbia, Seattle Thunderbirds goaltender and Buffalo Sabres draft pick Scott Ratzlaff of Irma, Alberta, Wild centre and Sabres draft pick Matthew Savoie of St. Albert, Alberta, and Warriors centre and Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Brayden Yager of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The six QMJHL players are Halifax Mooseheads right winger and Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick Jordan Dumais of Montreal, Quebec, Halifax Mooseheads defenseman and San Jose Sharks draft pick Jake Furlong of Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia, Drummondville Voltiguers defenseman and Coyotes draft pick Maverick Lamoureux of Hawkesbury, Ontario, Mooseheads goaltender Mathis Rousseau of Boisbriand, Quebec, Sherbrooke Phoenix goaltender Samuel St.Hilaire of St-Elzeard-de-Beauce, Quebec, and Victoriaville Tigres defenseman and Anaheim Ducks draft pick Noah Warren of Montreal, Quebec.

The five OHL players are Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds centre Owen Allard of Ottawa, Ontario, Peterborough Petes centre and Montreal Canadiens draft pick Owen Beck of Peterborough, Ontario, London Knights defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers draft pick Oliver Bonk of Ottawa, Ontario, Knights right winger and Maple Leafs draft pick Easton Cowan of Strathroy, Ontario, and Kitchener Rangers center and Seattle Kraken draft pick Carson Rehkopf of Vaughan, Ontario.

The two NHL players are Anaheim Ducks defenseman Tristan Luneau of Victoriaville, Quebec, and Boston Bruins centre Matthew Poitras of Ajax, Ontario. The two NCAA players are Boston University forward Mack Celibrini of Vancouver, and University of Connecticut left winger and Nashville Predators draft pick Matthew Wood of Lethbridge, Alberta. Canada’s first game is Tuesday versus Finland.


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