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Canada's 2010 National Junior Team By The Numbers
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December 16, 2009
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Returning 2009 National Junior Team players:

6 – Patrice Cormier, Stefan Della Rovere, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Ellis, Alex Pietrangelo, Colten Teubert

Players who attended Canada’s National Junior Team development camp: 22

G (2) - Jake Allen, Martin Jones D (7) – Jared Cowen, Calvin de Haan, Ryan Ellis, Travis Hamonic, Alex Pietrangelo, Marco Scandella, Colten Teubert F (13) – Luke Adam, Gabriel Bourque, Jordan Caron, Patrice Cormier, Stefan Della Rovere, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, Nazem Kadri, Brandon Kozun, Brandon McMillan, Greg Nemisz, Brayden Schenn 

Minor Hockey / Hockey Canada Branch breakdown:

6 – Ontario Hockey Federation 4 – BC Hockey 3 – Hockey Quebec, Saskatchewan Hockey Association

2 – Hockey New Brunswick, Ottawa District Hockey Association 1 – Hockey Alberta, Hockey Manitoba, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador

Where they are playing:

8 players from the Western Hockey League (WHL) 7 players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) 6 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) 1 player from the NHL

Program of Excellence experience:

Twenty of the 22 players have been a part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence;

Fifteen of the 22 players have played in Canada’s National Under-18 Program:

- 8 in Canada’s National Summer Under-18 Program

- 7 for Canada at the IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championship

- Three players have played for both the summer program and for Canada at a World Championship (Ellis, Teubert, Schenn)

Fifteen (15) of the 22 players have been involved in Canada's Regional Under-17 Program of Excellence;

Five players – Adam, Bourque, Henrique, Jones, Kozun – will be representing Canada in an international competition for the first time

Leadership:

Six (6) players (Bourque, Cormier, Cowen, Della Rovere, Scandella, Schenn) are currently captains of their respective teams, and ten (10) players are alternate captains;

Vital statistics:

Average age: 19 years, 4 months, 1 day (as of Dec.); By year of birth: 1990 (17 players); 1991 (5 players) Youngest player: Taylor Hall ()

Oldest player: Matt Jones ()

Average height: 6’0.5” Average weight: 196 lbs

NHL Entry Draft information:

Twenty (20) of the 22 players have been drafted in either the 20 NHL Entry Drafts;

Ten (10) of the 20 NHL drafted players were First Round NHL Draft Picks, six (6) players are Second Round NHL Draft Picks, and two more were selected in the Third Round;

One undrafted player, Taylor Hall, was named to Canada’s roster, and is eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft;

One player, Martin Jones, was not drafted, but signed with Los Angeles as a free agent in the summer of 2008

Los Angeles has the most prospects at this year’s camp, with four players.

4 – Los Angeles

2 – Nashville, New Jersey, New York Islanders, St. Louis

1 – Boston, Buffalo, Calgary, Edmonton, Minnesota, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

 

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