CALGARY, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of national teams, regarding Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./New York Rangers, NHL).
“After ongoing discussions with the New York Rangers, Hockey Canada has been informed that Alexis Lafrenière will not be released to represent Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton. Although we are disappointed Alexis will not be able to join our team for World Juniors, we understand and respect the decision made by the Rangers.”
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