The Everett Silvertips have long been out of the WHL playoffs, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the season is over for Ryan Murray.
According to Dean Millard of The Pipeline Show, Hockey Canada has approached Murray about participating in the World Championship in Finland and Sweden next month.
“We have confirmed that Ryan Murray has been approached by Hockey Canada to play in the World Championship,” Millard tweeted via The Pipeline Show‘s twitter.
Canada’s general manager for the tournament is Kevin Lowe, whose National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers hold the first overall pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. The Oilers were thought to be targeting Murray with the second overall pick before winning the draft lottery last week.
Murray is no stranger to Hockey Canada, having represented his country at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, the World Under-18 Championship in 2010 and 2011, as well as the World Junior Championship in 2012.
In 46 games with the Silvertips this season, the 18-year-old had nine goals and 31 points in 46 games. He added three goals and five points in four playoff games.