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Sixteen World Junior a Challenge Alumni Selected in 2008 NHL Entry Draft
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June 26, 2008
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Hockey Canada and the organizers of the 2008 World Junior A Challenge are happy to announce that 16 players that played in the 2007 World Junior A Challenge in Trail & Nelson, BC were selected in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

This once again reiterates the high caliber of talent found in this international hockey event. After only its second year, 30 WJAC alumni have had their names called at the NHL Entry Draft.

 

Round Overall Pick NHL Team Player WJAC Team
1 6 Columbus Nikita Filatov Russia
1 16 Boston Joe Colborne Canada West
2 32 Los Angeles Viateslav Voinov Russia
2 36 New York Islanders Corey Trivino Canada East
2 45 Carolina Zac Dalpe Canada West
2 52 New Jersey Brandon Burlon Canada East
2 58 Washington Dmitri Kugryshev Russia
2 60 Toronto Jimmy Hayes United States
3 73 New York Islanders Kirill Petrov Russia
3 75 New York Rangers Evgeny Grachev Russia
3 91 Detroit Max Nicastro United States
4 108 Calgary Nick Larson United States
5 123 Los Angeles Andrei Loktionov Russia
5 150 Pittsburgh Alexander Pechurski Russia
6 159 Phoenix Brett Hextall Canada West
7 188 Toronto Andrew MacWilliam Canada West

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

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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