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Cut from previous world junior squads, expect Wild defenceman Mathew Dumba to play a huge role on...

Cut from previous world junior squads, expect Wild defenceman Mathew Dumba to play a huge role on Team Canada in Sweden, while imparting his experience on the team's younger players. (QMI AGENCY/FILE)

Terry Koshan, QMI Agency

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The Minnesota Wild defenceman’s game has grown steadily in the past couple of seasons, and he can be trusted by Brent Sutter, his junior coach in Red Deer, to play in all situations. It was clear during the selection camp in Toronto that Dumba had respect from his teammates, and whether it’s on the ice or off, his guidance will be key. Count on Dumba, a Calgary native, to be the glue that holds the defensive group together as Griffin Reinhart serves three games of a suspension that has carried over from the 2013 world junior in Ufa, Russia.


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