Connor McMichael’s groundbreaking (or I guess, icebreaking?) year continues.
Monday, the 18-year-old Capitals prospect was named to Team Canada’s World Junior Championship Selection Camp, where he will have an opportunity to make Canada’s 2020 U-20 World Junior team.
The nod is another honor for McMichael this calendar year which includes being a first-round pick (25th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft, signing his first NHL contract, and participating in his first NHL training camp (where he was dominant at times in games).
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) December 2, 2019
31 Canadians were named to the selection camp where they will vie for 23 spots. The preliminary roster features 12 first-round picks but only three returning players from last year’s tournament team, including forward Alexis Lafreniere (likely first overall pick in 2020 NHL Draft) and defensemen Jared McIsaac and Ty Smith.
Hockey Canada has named its selection camp roster in preparation for the 2020 #WorldJuniors
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) December 2, 2019
McMichael, a center, will try to break on to the roster and play for Canada’s national team for the first time since participating in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge during the 2017-18 season. And McMichael’s credentials this season are strong.
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) September 29, 2019
Canada’s Selection Camp begins Monday, December 9 (RMNB’s 10-year anniversary) in Oakville, Ontario. Players will play in two games on December 11 and December 12. Canada’s first game in the WJC is Thursday, December 26 against the United States.
Hopefully, McMichael will be there playing.
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