Canada finalizes U18 roster

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Canada has finalized its roster for the World Under-18 Championship from April 18-28 in Sochi, Russia.

The 23-man team features a plethora of potential first round picks in the 2013 NHL Draft, including Madison Bowey, Josh Morrissey and Shea Theodore on defense and Jason Dickinson, Frederik Gauthier and Morgan Klimchuk up front.

The roster also features several potential top-10 picks for the 2014 NHL Draft in Sam Reinhart, Nick Ritchie and Roland McKeown. Sam Bennett is also currently ranked in the first round.

GOALIES: Philippe Desrosiers, Rimouski (QMJHL); Spencer Martin, Mississauga (OHL)

DEFENCMEN: Chris Bigras, Owen Sound (OHL), Madison Bowey, Kelowna (WHL), Dillon Heatherington, Swift Current (WHL);  Roland McKeown, Kingston (OHL); Samuel Morin, Rimouski (QMJHL); Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert (WHL); Shea Theodore, Seattle (WHL)

FORWARDS: Nick Baptiste, Sudbury (OHL); Sam Bennett, Kingston (OHL); Laurent Dauphin, Chicoutimi (QMJHL); Jason Dickinson, Guelph (OHL); Hunter Garlent, Guelph (OHL); Frederik Gauthier, Rimouski (QMJHL); Yan-Pavel Laplante, PEI (QMJHL); Morgan Klimchuk, Regina (WHL); Connor McDavid, Erie (OHL); Zach Nastasiuk, Owen Sound (OHL); Sam Reinhart, Kootenay (WHL); Nick Ritchie, Peterborough (OHL); Carter Verhaege, Niagara (OHL)

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