Anderson-Dolan to captain Canada at U18’s

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Jaret Anderson-Dolan will captain Canada.

Anderson-Dolan, 43rd in Future Considerations’ Spring ranking for the 2017 NHL Draft, was named captain of Team Canada’s entry at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia from April 13-23.

“It’s a huge honour; if you look at some of the guys who’ve worn the ‘C’ for Team Canada before, there’s some big names out there,” said Anderson-Dolan in a release. “It’s just an honour to be recognized on this team as one of its leaders. I’m going to do everything I can to represent Canada as best I can and to help us win a gold medal.”

The 17-year-old had 39 goals and 76 points in 72 games for the Spokane Chiefs in 2016-17. He previously represented Canada-White at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Stelio Mattheos (ranked 62nd) of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Maxime Comtois (ranked 21st) of the Victoriaville Tigres will join Anderson-Dolan as assistants.

“We are very excited about our leadership group,” Darren Rumble, head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team, said in a release. “Jaret, Max and Stelio have shown great leadership right from day one. They are excellent competitors on the ice, and super people off the ice.”