According to his own Dad Dave Conacher on Twitter, Cory Conacher will represent Canada at the upcoming Spengler Cup tournament in Davos, Switzerland.
With the tournament not happening until December 26th, Conacher becomes the first known Canadian to be joining the Canadian national team at the annual club tournament. This will be the first time that Conacher will don the maple leaf, as the Burlington, Ontario native has spent most of his professional career split between the NHL and AHL.
The 2011-2012 AHL MVP has had a solid debut season in the Swiss NLA league this year, posting 18 points in his first 15 games while skating beside fellow Canadian Andrew Ebbett. In four Champions Hockey League games this year, Conacher, Ebbett and Trevor Smith all tied for first in team scoring, recording three points in four games.
Other potential options could include current NLA leading scorer Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Chris DiDomenico, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Cory Emmerton, Alex Giroux, Micki Dupont and Jeff Deslauriers.
Canada, the 2012 Spengler Cup champions, will take on Adler Mannheim, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, HC Lugano, Jokerit Helsinki and the hosts HC Davos at the 89th running of the tournament, set to take place from December 26th-31st in Davos, Switzerland. The champion from the past two years, Geneve-Servette, will not partake in the tournament and will instead focus their efforts on the current NLA season.
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