Team Canada makes final cuts for World Junior roster

Dec 16 2017, 12:27 am

The roster is set.

We now know the names of the 23 players that will represent our country at the World Juniors later this month, as Team Canada has made their final cuts.

Ten players were let go in the last two days, including four on Friday.

The Vancouver Canucks had two prospects among the final 10 cuts, in winger Kole Lind and goaltender Michael DiPietro. The Canucks will be represented by power forward Jonah Gadjovich, who was a second round pick last June.

Other cuts in the last two days include forwards Cody Glass (Vegas), Jonathan Ang (Florida), Nick Suzuki (Vegas), and Tanner Kaspick (St. Louis); defencemen Logan Stanley (Winnipeg), Dennis Cholowski (Detroit), and Josh Mahura (Anaheim); and goaltender Samuel Harvey (undrafted).

Returnees this year include goaltender Carter Hart (Flyers); defencemen Jake Bean (Carolina) and Dante Fabbro (Nashville); and forwards Dillon Dube (Flames), Taylor Raddysh (Tampa Bay), and Michael McLeod (New Jersey).

Canada will be bolstered by Montreal Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete, who has been loaned to the tournament.

The tournament kicks off on Boxing Day, with Canada playing Finland. December 29 will feature Canada taking on the United States, in a game that will be played outdoors.

Player Position Age Hometown Team Draft
Drake Batherson Forward 19 New Minas, N.S. Cape Breton (QMJHL) OTT ’17 (4, 121)
Maxime Comtois Forward 18 Longueuil, Que. Victoriaville (QMJHL) ANA ’17 (2, 50)
Dillon Dubé Forward 19 Cochrane, Alta. Kelowna (WHL) CGY ’16 (2, 56)
Alex Formenton Forward 18 King City, Ont. London (OHL) OTT ’17 (2, 47)
Jonah Gadjovich Forward 19 Whitby, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL) VAN ’17 (2, 55)
Brett Howden Forward 19 Oakbank, Man. Moose Jaw (WHL) TBL ’16 (1, 27)
Boris Katchouk Forward 19 Waterloo, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) TBL ’16 (2, 44)
Jordan Kyrou Forward 19 Toronto, Ont. Sarnia (OHL) STL ’16 (2, 35)
Michael McLeod Forward 19 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga (OHL) NJD ’16 (1, 12)
Taylor Raddysh Forward 19 Caledon, Ont. Erie (OHL) TBL ’16 (2, 58)
Sam Steel Forward 19 Sherwood Park, Alta. Regina (WHL) ANA ’16 (1, 30)
Tyler Steenbergen Forward 19 Sylvan Lake, Alta. Swift Current (WHL) ARI ’17 (5, 128)
Robert Thomas Forward 18 Aurora, Ont London (OHL) STL ’17 (1, 20)
Jake Bean Defence 19 Calgary, Alta. Calgary (WHL) CAR ’16 (1, 13)
Kale Clague Defence 19 Lloydminster, Alta. Brandon (WHL) LAK ’16 (2, 51)
Dante Fabbro Defence 19 Coquitlam, B.C. Boston University (HE) NSH ’16 (1, 17)
Mario Ferraro Defence 19 King City, Ont. U. of Massachusetts (HE) SJS ’17 (2, 49)
Cal Foote Defence 19 Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna (WHL) TBL ’17 (1, 14)
Cale Makar Defence 19 Calgary, Alta. U. of Massachusetts (HE) COL ’17 (1, 4)
Victor Mete Defence 19 Woodbridge, Ont. Montreal (NHL) MTL ’16 (4, 100)
Conor Timmins Defence 19 Thorold, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) COL ’17 (2, 32)
Carter Hart Goaltender 19 Sherwood Park, Alta. Everett (WHL) PHI ’16 (2, 48)
Colton Point Goaltender 19 North Bay, Ont. Colgate University (ECAC) DAL ’16 (5, 128)
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