World junior goaltender Jake Paterson has bright future

Jake Paterson was named Team Canada's third-string goaltender for the upcoming world junior...

Jake Paterson was named Team Canada's third-string goaltender for the upcoming world junior championship in Russia. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:37 PM ET

CALGARY - Jake Paterson is the frontrunner to be Canada's starting goaltender at the world junior hockey championship.

Next year.

After Saturday's practice in Calgary, Team Canada head coach Steve Spott told reporters that Paterson will serve as the third-string netminder for the upcoming tournament in Ufa, Russia.

While Paterson will only be pressed into action if Malcolm Subban or Jordan Binnington is injured, the 18-year-old will be eligible for one more trip to the world juniors and should benefit from his inclusion as the emergency backup this time.


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