O'Reilly replaces Seguin on Canada's World Cup roster

Timothy T. Ludwig / USA TODAY Sports

In the wake of Tyler Seguin's injury, Team Canada has named Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly to its World Cup roster, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday.

The 25-year-old is coming off one of his most productive NHL seasons, recording 21 goals and 39 assists in 71 games. He's a left-handed, natural center, and won 56.5 per cent of faceoffs in 2015-16.

O'Reilly's also won back-to-back gold medals with Team Canada at the IIHF World Championship and earned the Lady Byng trophy in 2014.

"It's never easy to lose a player to injury, let alone one of Tyler's caliber, but once again, it speaks to the depth of talent in the country to be able to add a Ryan O'Reilly to our team," Team Canada general manager Doug Armstrong said.

O'Reilly replaces Seguin on Canada's World Cup roster
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