On December 20th, Hockey Canada announced the 30 candidates who had a chance to help their country return to the ice and look to defend their gold from the 2015 World Juniors. Some of the biggest highlights on the roster include 2015 first rounders Mitch Marner and Dylan Strome, as well as returning star Brayden Point and summer camp standout Travis Konecny. A big omission from the team is Josh Ho-Sang, a New York Islanders prospect who had a strong tournament but instead was left off in the same way he was last year as well.

NamePositionJunior TeamNHL Team
Mackenzie BlackwoodGoalieBarrie (OHL)New Jersey Devils
Mason McDonaldGoalieCharlottetown (QMJHL)Calgary Flames
Samuel MontembeaultGoalieBlainville (QMJHL)Florida Panthers
Thomas ChabotDefensemanSaint John (QMJHL)Ottawa Senators
Travis DermottDefensemanErie (OHL)Toronto Maple Leafs
Haydn FleuryDefensemanRed Deer (WHL)Carolina Hurricanes
Joe HickettsDefensemanVictoria (WHL)Detroit Red Wings
Brandon HickeyDefensemanBoston University (HE)Calgary Flames
Roland McKeownDefensemanKingston (OHL)Carolina Hurricanes
Travis SanheimDefensemanCalgary (WHL)Philadelphia Flyers
Mathew BarzalForwardSeattle (WHL)New York Islanders
Anthony BeauvillierForwardShawinigan (QMJHL)New York Islanders
Rourke ChartierForwardKelowna (WHL)San Jose Sharks
Lawson CrouseForwardKingston (OHL)Florida Panthers
Julien GauthierForwardVal-d’Or (QMJHL)2016 Draft
Travis KonecnyForwardOttawa (OHL)Philadelphia Flyers
Mitchell MarnerForwardLondon (OHL)Toronto Maple Leafs
Brendan PerliniForwardNiagara (OHL)Arizona Coyotes
Brayden PointForwardMoose Jaw (WHL)Tampa Bay Lightning
John QuennevilleForwardBrandon (WHL)New Jersey Devils
Mitchell StephensForwardSaginaw (OHL)Tampa Bay Lightning
Dylan StromeForwardErie (OHL)Arizona Coyotes
Jake VirtanenForwardVancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks

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