Hockey Canada announces selection camp roster

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:00 PM ET

Returning defencemen Jared Cowen of the Spokane Chiefs, Calvin de Haan of the Oshawa Generals and Ryan Ellis of the Windsor Spitfires were among the 39 players invited to the Canadian junior team selection camp Monday.

The roster is made up almost entirely of players looking to make Canada's junior national team for the first time. The training camp will be held Dec. 12-15 at the Mastercard Centre in Toronto was unveiled Monday.

Ellis is a two-time member of the Canadian team while Cowen and de Haan were both part of last year's silver-medal winning team.

A number of junior-aged players with NHL teams -- notably Brayden Schenn and Kyle Clifford of the Los Angeles Kings, Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes and, perhaps, Tyler Seguin of the Boston Bruins -- were not on the list of invitees but could be added to the roster at a later date.

A total of 18 first-round NHL draft picks are on the camp roster, including Kingston Frontenacs defenceman Erik Gudbranson, who made the Florida Panthers to start the 2010-11 season, and injured Moncton Wildcats blueliner Brandon Gormley.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Red Deer Rebels and Sean Couturier of the Drummondville Voltigeurs, both expected to be high first-rounders in 2011, are among the 23 forwards invited. Kitchener Rangers defenceman Ryan Murphy was included among the 12 looking for jobs on the back end.

The goaltending battle will be between J.P. Anderson of the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors, Calvin Pickard of the Seattle Thunderbirds, Olivier Roy of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Mark Visentin of the Niagara Icedogs.

GOALTENDER

JP Anderson - Mississauga (OHL)

Calvin Pickard - Seattle (WHL)

Olivier Roy - Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

Mark Visentin - Niagara (OHL)

DEFENSE

Tyson Barrie - Kelowna (WHL)

Jared Cowen - Spokane (WHL)

Simon Desprès - Saint John (QMJHL)

Calvin de Haan - Oshawa (OHL)

Ryan Ellis - Windsor (OHL)

Brandon Gormley - Moncton (QMJHL)

Erik Gudbranson - Kingston (OHL)

Brayden McNabb - Kootenay (WHL)

Ryan Murphy - Kitchener (OHL)

Ryan Murray - Everett (WHL)

Dylan Olsen - Minnesota-Duluth

Mark Pysyk - Edmonton (WHL)

FORWARD

Brad Ross - Portland (WHL)

Carter Ashton - Regina (WHL)

Michaël Bournival - Shawinigan (QMJHL)

Casey Cizikas - Mississauga St. Michael's (OHL)

Brett Connolly - Prince George (WHL)

Sean Couturier - Drummondville (QMJHL)

Cody Eakin - Swift Current (WHL)

Marcus Foligno - Sudbury (OHL)

Brendan Gallagher - Vancouver (WHL)

Curtis Hamilton - Saskatoon (WHL)

Joey Hishon - Owen Sound (OHL)

Quinton Howden - Moose Jaw (WHL)

Ryan Howse - Chilliwack (WHL)

Ryan Johansen - Portland (WHL)

Zach Kassian - Windsor (OHL)

Louis Leblanc - Montreal (QMJHL)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Red Deer (WHL)

Brandon Pirri - Rockford (AHL

Jaden Schwartz - Colorado (WCHA)

Riley Sheahan - Notre Dame (NCAA)

Reilly Smith - Miami University (NCAA)

Linden Vey - Medicine Hat (WHL)

Garrett Wilson - Owen Sound (OHL)

COACHES

Dave Cameron - Head Coach

George Burnett - Assistant Coach

André Tourigny - Assistant Coach

Ryan Huska - Assistant Coach


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