By the Numbers
2013-14 National Junior Team Selection Camp Roster
December 2, 2013

Returning 2013 National Junior Team players:   2
Jonathan Drouin, Griffin Reinhart

Players who played for Canada in the 2013 Canada-Russia Challenge : 24
G (2) – Fucale, Paterson

D (7) – Bigras, Ekblad, Morrissey, Pelech, Pouliot, Reinhart, Severson

F (15) – Anderson, Drouin, Gauthier, Girard, Horvat, Hudon, Laughton, Lazar, Leier, Mantha, McDavid, Petan, Reinhart, Rychel, Shinkaruk

Players who did not attend Canada’s National Junior Team’s August 2013 Development Camp: 4

D (2) – Bigras, Ekblad
F (2) – Anderson, Leier

Minor hockey / Hockey Canada branch breakdown:

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

Where they are playing:
9 – Western Hockey League
9 – Ontario Hockey League
6 – Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
1 – National Hockey League

Program of Excellence experience:
23 of the 25 players have been a part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence:

  • 22 of these 23 players have played in Canada’s National Under-18 Program:
    • 17 for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team
    • 14 for Canada at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship
      • Including six who won gold medals at the 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Sochi, Russia

Twenty-two of these 25 players have been involved in Canada's regional under-17 program;

Two players invited to the selection camp will be looking for their first-ever Program of Excellence experience on a regional or national team – Joshua Anderson and Taylor Leier

Ten players (Ekblad, Girard, Hudon, Laughton, Mantha, Morrissey, G. Reinhart, S. Reinhart, Rychel, Shinkaruk) are currently captains of their respective teams, and nine players are alternate captains

Vital statistics:
Average age: 19 years, 0 months, 3 days (as of December 26, 2013)
By year of birth: 1994 (14 players), 1995 (9 players), 1996 (1 player), 1997 (1 player)
Youngest player: Connor McDavid (1/13/97)
Oldest player: Derrick Pouliot (1/16/94)
Average height: 6’1”
Average weight: 193 lbs

NHL Entry Draft information:
22 of the 25 players invited to camp have been drafted in either the 2012 or 2013 NHL Entry Drafts;
12 of the 22 NHL drafted players were first-round NHL draft picks, 4 players were second-round NHL draft picks, and two more were selected in the third round;
Two players at Canada’s selection camp are eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft (Ekblad, S. Reinhart); One player is eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft (McDavid);

Six NHL teams have two players invited to selection camp. In total, fourteen NHL teams have players at the selection camp:

2 – Columbus, Detroit, NY Islanders, Vancouver, Winnipeg
1 – Colorado, Minnesota, Montreal, Nashville, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Toronto


COL   (1) Bigras
CBJ   (2) Anderson, Rychel
DET   (2) Mantha, Paterson
MIN   (1) Dumba
MTL   (2) Fucale, Hudon
NSH   (1) Girard
NJ     (1)  Severson
NYI    (2) Pelech, G. Reinhart
PHI    (1)  Leier
PIT    (1)  Pouliot 
TBY   (1)  Drouin
TOR   (1)  Gauthier
VAN   (2)  Horvat, Shinkaruk
WPG (2)  Morrissey, Petan

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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