National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp Roster By The Numbers
November 28, 2011

Returning 2011 National Junior Team players:
3 – Quinton Howden,  Jaden Schwartz, Mark Visentin

Players who attended Canada's National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp: 29

G (4) – Tyler Bunz, Louis Domingue, Visentin, Scott Wedgewood

D (11) – Nathan Beaulieu, Cody Ceci, Jérôme Gauthier-Leduc, Brandon Gormley, Dougie Hamilton, Scott Harrington, Joe Morrow, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Murray, Jamie Oleksiak, Mark Pysyk

F (15) – Michaël Bournival, Phillip Danault, Brendan Gallagher, Freddie Hamilton, Howden, Jonathan Huberdeau, Boone Jenner, Ty Rattie, Mark Scheifele, Schwartz, Ryan Spooner, Mark Stone, Ryan Strome, Christian Thomas, Tyler Toffoli

Minor hockey / Hockey Canada branch breakdown:
14 – Ontario Hockey Federation
9 – Hockey Alberta
4 – Hockey Quebec
3 – BC Hockey, Hockey Manitoba, Ottawa District Hockey Association
2 – Saskatchewan Hockey Association, Hockey New Brunswick
1 – Hockey PEI

Where they are playing:
16 players from the Western Hockey League (WHL)
15 players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
8 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)
2 players from college hockey

Program of Excellence experience:
32 of the 41 players have been a part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence:
24 of these 32 players have played in Canada’s National Under-18 Program:
18 for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team
12 for Canada at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship

Thirty of the 41 players have been involved in Canada's regional under-17 program;

Eleven players invited to the selection camp will be looking for their first-ever Program of Excellence experience on a regional or national team – Brett Bulmer, Bunz, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Michael Ferland, Gauthier-Leduc, Brenden Kichton, Morrow, Oleksiak, Tanner Pearson, Zack Phillips, Wedgewood

In total, 16 players (including the 11 listed above), have never played for a national team – Beaulieu, Gallagher, Rattie, Stone, Strome

Eight players (Bournival, Danault, Gormley, Huberdeau, Jenner, Stone, Murray, Pysyk) are currently captains of their respective teams, and 19 players are alternate captains

Vital statistics:
Average age: 19 years, 2 months, 19 days (as of )
By year of birth: 1992 (27 players), 1993 (13 players), 1994 (one player)
Youngest player: Mathew Dumba (07/25/1994)
Oldest player: Freddie Hamilton (01/01/1992)
Average height: 6’0.5”
Average weight: 192 lbs

NHL Entry Draft information:
36 of the 41 players invited to camp have been drafted in either the 20 NHL Entry Drafts;
14 of the 32 NHL drafted players were first-round NHL draft picks, nine players were second-round NHL draft picks, and three more were selected in the third round;
Four undrafted players at Canada’s selection camp are eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft;
One player, Tanner Pearson, was passed over in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but is again eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

The Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens and Phoenix Coyotes have the most prospects at this year's camp, with three players. Twenty-one NHL teams have players at the selection camp:
3 – Florida, Montreal, Phoenix 
2 – Boston, Buffalo, Calgary, Chicago, Minnesota, NY Islanders, Pittsburgh, St. Louis
1 – Carolina, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Edmonton, Los Angeles, New Jersey, NY Rangers, Ottawa, San Jose, Toronto


BOS – D. Hamilton, Spooner
BUF – Gauthier-Leduc, Pysyk
CAR – Murphy
CGY – Ferland, Reinhart
CHI – Danault, McNeill
CBJ – Jenner
DAL – Oleksiak
EDM – Bunz
FLA – Howden, Huberdeau, Petrovic
LAK – Toffoli
MIN – Bulmer, Phillips
MTL – Beaulieu, Bournival, Gallagher
NJ – Wedgewood
NYI – Kichton, Strome
NYR – Thomas
OTT – Stone
PIT – Harrington, Morrow
PHX – Domingue, Gormley, Visentin
SJS – F. Hamilton
STL – Rattie, Schwartz
TOR – Ross
WPG – Scheifele

For more information:

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


Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


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