Jakob Chychrun will be among the 12 skaters eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft that will participate in Hockey Canada’s pre-competition camp in Winnipeg in preparation for the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship.
Chychrun, fourth in Future Considerations’ March ranking for the 2016 NHL Draft, had 11 goals and 49 points in 62 regular season games for the Sarnia Sting, and added two goals and eight points in seven playoff games in the Ontario Hockey League.
“Bringing the players together in Winnipeg gives the team a chance to gel before we travel to Grand Forks, and allows some of our up-and-coming players to gain some valuable experience working with our coaching staff and playing two exhibition games against international teams,” Hockey Canada’s director of player personnel Ryan Jankowski said in a release. “We’re looking forward to a great week in Winnipeg, and hope the fans will come out to watch a preview of the world-class hockey we’ll all be able to enjoy in Grand Forks, and on TSN.”
Eleven players from the 2017 NHL Draft class will also participate in the camp.
Goaltenders: Michael DiPietro (Windsor), Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke), Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge).
Defensemen: Jake Bean (Calgary), Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia), Dante Fabbro (Penticton, BCHL) Nicolas Hague (Mississauga), Markus Phillips (Owen Sound), David Quenneville (Medicine Hat), Logan Stanley (Windsor).
Forwards: Jared Anderson-Dolan (Spokane), Will Bitten (Flint), Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville), Tyson Jost (Penticton, BCHL) Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia), Pascal Laberge (Victoriaville), Beck Malenstyn (Calgary), Michael McLeod (Mississauga), Antoine Morand (Acadie-Bathurst), Michael Rasmussen (Tri-City), Mason Shaw (Medicine Hat), Owen Tippett (Mississauga), Gabe Vilardi (Windsor).
Link to full roster HERE.