Report: Nugent-Hopkins to play for Canada at World Championship

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Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will reportedly play for Team Canada at the upcoming IIHF World Championship, according to Oilers radio analyst Bob Stauffer.

Despite his team's struggles, Nugent-Hopkins has had a stellar offensive season, recording 22 goals and 45 points in 60 games thus far.

Unsurprisingly, he has found further success playing on Connor McDavid's left wing lately, picking up 15 points in his last 16 contests. The two could continue to develop their chemistry if McDavid were to accept an invite as well.

The 24-year-old is no stranger to success on the international stage:

Year Event GP G A P
2010 U17 World Championship (Canada Pacific) 5 1 4 5
2011 Ivan Hlinka (U18) 5 5 2 7
2012 World Championship 8 4 2 6
2013 World Juniors (U20) 6 4 11 15
2016 World Cup (Team NA) 3 1 2 3

The tournament begins May 4 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark.

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