CALGARY, AB -Assistant Executive Director Lanny McDonald and Head Coach Wayne Fleming announced that goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere has been added to Canada's Men's World Championship roster.
Canada now has three goalies for the Men's World Hockey Championship: Fred Brathwaite (Calgary Flames), Roberto Luongo (Florida Panthers) and Giguere.
Giguere, who was drafted 13th overall in the 1995 Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers, played the 2000-2001 season with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. In 34 games with Anaheim, Giguere posted a 2.57 GAA and .911 save percentage along with a NHL career-best four shutouts.
On Aug. 25, 1997, he was traded from Hartford with Andrew Cassels to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Trevor Kidd and Gary Roberts. In 1998-99, he posted a 6-7-1 record with the Flames. Jean-Sébastien was traded by the Flames to the Mighty Ducks for a second-round pick in the 2000 draft on June 10, 2000
Canada's Men's World Championship roster now stands at 15 players: 3 goaltenders, 3 defensemen and 9 forwards.
Executive Director Wayne Gretzky, along with McDonald and Head Coach Fleming will continue to monitor the NHL playoff situation, and plan to name additional players to the roster after the first round of the NHL playoffs. McDonald and Fleming also announced Friday that John Phelan will join Team Canada's staff as Mental Skills Coach.
Phelan, currently the Mental Skills Coach with the Ottawa Senators and a professor with Queens University, School of Business, will work with the coaching staff and players in preparation for the World Championship. Phelan was the captain of Canada's Men's National Rugby Team in 1985, and was a coach with the PEI Senators (AHL) during the 1994-95 season.
"John is an important part of our team's preparation as we face the top international teams in the world in Germany," said Head Coach Wayne Fleming. Canada will depart for Finland on April 19, and will play two exhibition games: versus Finland on April 23, and versus Sweden in Stockholm on April 24th.
The 2001 Men's World Hockey Championship runs April 28- in Hannover, Cologne and Nurnberg, Germany. Canada will be based in Hannover, and will open the Championship on April 28 versus Norway.
Canada's Roster as of April 13, 2001:
|Fred Brathwaite||G L/G 5'07 175 11/24/72||Ottawa, ON Calgary (NHL)|
|Roberto Luongo||G L/G 6'03 198 04/04/79||Montreal, QC Florida (NHL)|
|Jean-Sebastien Giguere||G L/G 6'00 185 05/16/77||Montreal, QC Anaheim (NHL)|
|Kyle McLaren||D L/G 6'04 230 06/18/77||Humboldt, SK Boston (NHL)|
|Derek Morris||D R/D 5'11 200 08/24/78||Edmonton, AB Calgary (NHL)|
|Stéphane Robidas||D R/D 5'11 189 03/03/77||Sherbrooke, QC Montreal (NHL)|
|Jeff Friesen||F/A L/G 6'00 205 08/05/76||Meadow Lake, SK Anaheim (NHL)|
|Brad Isbister||F/A R/D 6'04 227 05/07/77||Edmonton, AB NY Islanders (NHL)|
|Vincent Lecavalier||F/A L/G 6'04 180 04/21/80||Île-Bizard, QC Tampa Bay (NHL)|
|Michael Peca||F/A R/D 5'11 190 03/26/74||Toronto, ON|
|Brad Richards||F/A L/G 6'01 187 05/02/80||Montague, PEI Tampa Bay (NHL)|
|Steve Sullivan||F/A R/D 5'09 160 07/06/74||Timmins, ON Chicago (NHL)|
|Joe Thornton||F/A L/G 6'04 215 07/02/79||London, ON Boston (NHL)|
|Scott Walker||F/A R/D 5'10 195 07/19/73||Cambridge, ON Nashville (NHL)|
|Wes Walz||F/A R/D 5'10 180 05/15/70||Calgary, AB Minnesota (NHL)|