Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Team Canada (Dean)

Hockey Canada invited 41 players to it's December training camp in Calgary. The list will be whittled down to 20 skaters and 2 goaltenders after the camp wraps up on December 13th. Here is my team heading into camp.


Tyler Bunz - Medicine Hat (WHL)
Mark Visentin - Niagra (OHL)


Brandon Gormley - Moncton (QMJHL)
Ryan Murray - Everett (WHL)
Ryan Murphy - Kitchener (OHL)
Dougie Hamilton - Niagra (OHL)
Jamie Oleksiak - Saginaw (OHL)
Nathan Beaulieu - Saint John (QMJHL)
Alex Petrovic - Red Deer (WHL)


Brendan Gallagher - Vancouver (WHL)
Freddie Hamilton - Niagra (OHL)
Quinton Howden - Moose Jaw (WHL)
Jonathan Huberdeau - Saint John (QMJHL)
Mark Scheifele - Barrie (OHL)
Jaden Schwartz - Colorado College (WCHA)
Mark Stone - Brandon (WHL)
Ryan Strome - Niagra (OHL)
Bret Bulmer - Kelonwa (WHL)
Mark McNeill - Prince Albert (WHL)
Zack Phillips - Saint John (QMJHL)
Ty Rattie - Portland (WHL)
Boone Jenner - Oshawa (OHL)

Obviously injuries or the lack or recovering from injuries could change the look of the roster quite a bit. If Ryan Murphy can't play that opens the door for Joe Morrow if he doesn't make the team. Jonathan Huberdeau is still recovering from a broken foot, if his offensive isn't in play, Tyler Toffoli's chances increase a bit.

Who did I forget in your eyes and who am I over valuing? Have your say, and leave us your team.


Bruce said...

Interested in your thoughts on Mark Pysyk's prospects of making the grade. Did the injury set him back too far?

Dean Millard said...

I think Mark is very close to making this team and I wouldn't be shocked if he did. I put Petrovic there because of his size and physical ability, but I know Hockey Canada is impressed with how Mark thinks the game and his terrific skating ability.