National Junior Team Selection Camp Roster By The Numbers
November 29, 2010

Returning 2010 National Junior Team players:

3 – Jared Cowen, Calvin de Haan, Ryan Ellis 

Players who attended Canada’s National Junior Team development camp: 28

G (3) – Calvin Pickard, Olivier Roy, Mark Visentin

D (8*) – Tyson Barrie, Jared Cowen, Calvin de Haan, Simon Després, Brandon Gormley, Erik Gudbranson, Brayden McNabb, Dylan Olsen

F (16) – Carter Ashton, Casey Cizikas, Sean Couturier, Cody Eakin, Brendan Gallagher, Curtis Hamilton, Joey Hishon, Quinton Howden, Ryan Howse, Ryan Johansen, Zack Kassian, Louis Leblanc, Brad Ross, Jaden Schwartz, Riley Sheahan, Linden Vey

* Note – D Ryan Ellis did not attend camp, as a player who has already played for Canada in two World Junior Championships

“Minor Hockey / Hockey Canada branch breakdown:

12 – Ontario Hockey Federation 7 – BC Hockey 5 – Saskatchewan Hockey Association

4 – Hockey Manitoba, Hockey Quebec

3 – Hockey Alberta 2 – Ottawa District Hockey Association 1 – Hockey New Brunswick, Hockey PEI

Where they are playing:

17 players from the Western Hockey League (WHL) 11 players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) 6 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) 4 players from U.S. college hockey 1 player from the American Hockey League (AHL)

Program of Excellence experience:

Thirty-three (33) of the 39 players have been a part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence: Eighteen (18) of these 33 players have played in Canada’s National Under-18 Program: - Sixteen (16) for Canada’s National Summer Under-18 Team - Eight (8)  for Canada at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship

Twenty-eight (28) of these 33 players have been involved in Canada's Regional Under-17 Program;

Six players invited to the selection camp will be looking for their first-ever Program of Excellence experience on a regional or national team – Marcus Foligno, Ryan Johansen, Brandon Pirri, Riley Sheahan, Reilly Smith and Garrett Wilson.

In total, eleven players (including the six players listed above), have never played for a national team – JP Anderson, Tyson Barrie, Ryan Murphy, Brendan Gallagher and Linden Vey have only played on regional teams


Twelve (12) players (Tyson Barrie, Michael Bournival, Casey Cizikas, Brett Connolly, Jared Cowen, Calvin de Haan, Cody Eakin, Ryan Ellis, Marcus Foligno, Brayden McNabb, Mark Pysyk, Garrett Wilson) are currently captains of their respective teams, and fifteen (15) players are alternate captains

Vital statistics:

Average age: 19 years, 1 month, 23 days (as of ) By year of birth: 1991 (21 players), 1992 (14 players), 1993 (3 players) Youngest player: Ryan Murray (9/27/1993) Oldest player: Ryan Ellis/Dylan Olsen (1/3/1991) Average height: 6’0.5” Average weight: 193 lbs

NHL Entry Draft information:

Thirty-four (34) of the 39 players invited to camp have been drafted in either the 20 NHL Entry Draft; Eighteen (18) of the 34 NHL drafted players were first-round NHL draft picks, four (4) players were second-round NHL draft picks, and five more were selected in the third round; Three (3) undrafted players at Canada’s selection camp are all eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft;

One undrafted player at Canada’s selection camp is eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft;

One player, JP Anderson, was not drafted, but signed with San Jose as a free agent in the summer of 2010;

The Buffalo Sabres has the most prospects at this year’s camp, with four players. Twenty-one (21) NHL teams have players at the selection camp

4 – Buffalo 3 – Colorado,  Florida, Montreal 2 – Chicago, Edmonton, NY Islanders, Phoenix,  Tampa Bay 1 – Calgary,  Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Jose, St. Louis, Toronto, Washington


BUF – D – McNabb, Pysyk; F – Foligno, Kassian

CGY – F – Howse

CHI – D – Olsen; F – Pirri

COL – G – Pickard; D – Barrie; F – Hishon

CBJ – F – Johansen

DAL – F – Smith

DET – F - Sheahan

EDM – G – Roy;  F – Hamilton

FLA – D – Gudbranson; F- Howden, Wilson

LA – F – Vey

MTL – F – Bournival, Gallagher, Leblanc,

OTT – D – Cowen

NSH – D – Ellis  

NYI – D – de Haan; F – Cizikas  

PIT – D – Després

PHX – G – Visentin; D – Gormley   

SJS – G – Anderson  

STL – F - Schwartz

TB – F – Ashton, Connolly

TOR – F – Ross

WAS – F - Eakin

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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