Nolan Patrick, first in Future Considerations’ Final ranking for the 2017 NHL Draft, is one of 42 players and 14 draft eligibles invited to participate in Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase.
The camp, to be held from July 29-Aug 5 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI, includes games against the United States, Sweden and Finland, and features players eligible to represent their national teams at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo.
Patrick played just 33 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2016-17 because of injury in, but managed 20 goals and 46 points.
Forwards Gabe Vilardi of the Windsor Spitfires and Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads, ranked fourth and sixth, were also named to the camp. Vilardi had 29 goals and 61 points in 49 regular-season games, and two goals and six points in seven playoff games with Windsor. Tippett had 44 goals and 75 points in 60 regular-season games, and 10 goals and 19 points in 20 playoff games.
Forwards Cody Glass (10th) of the Portland Winterhawks, Nick Suzuki (19th) of the Owen Sound Attack and Robert Thomas (33rd) of the London Knights, defensemen Cale Makar (7th) of the Brooks Bandits, Nicolas Hague (20th) of Mississauga, Cal Foote (25th) of the Kelowna Rockets and goaltender Michael DiPietro (28th) of Windsor was also named to the camp.
View Canada’s full roster for Summer Showcase HERE.