Byfield, Byram among 46 invited to Canada's world junior camp
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Hockey Canada has announced invitations for 46 players to attend selection camp for the 2021 world juniors in Edmonton.

2020 No. 2 overall pick Quinton Byfield, prized Colorado Avalanche prospect Bowen Byram, and presumptive 2022 No. 1 pick Shane Wright were among the invitees.

The training camp will start Nov. 16 in Red Deer, Alberta, and end Dec. 13. The selection process will occur while the CHL and its umbrella leagues remain in flux regarding a safe return to play following the pandemic-induced pause. The QMJHL is back in action for the 2020-21 campaign, but the WHL and OHL aren't slated to return until Jan. 8 and Feb. 4, respectively.

Canada won its 18th gold medal at the last world juniors, the most of any country.

Here's a look at all the players invited:


Player Club NHL rights
Adam Beckman Spokane (WHL) Wild
Mavrik Bourque Shawinigan (QMJHL) Stars
Quinton Byfield Sudbury (OHL) Kings
Graeme Clarke Ottawa (OHL) Devils
Dylan Cozens Lethbridge (WHL) Sabres
Tyson Forester Barrie (OHL) Flyers
Gage Goncalves Everett (WHL) Lightning
Ridly Greig Brandon (WHL) Senators
Dylan Holloway Wisconsin (NCAA) Oilers
Seth Jarvis Portland (WHL) Hurricanes
Peyton Krebs Winnipeg (WHL) Golden Knights
Hendrix Lapierre Chicoutimi (QMJHL) Capitals
Connor McMichael London (OHL) Capitals
Dawson Mercer Chicoutimi (QMJHL) Devils
Alex Newhook Boston College (NCAA) Avalanche
Jakob Pelletier Val-d'Or (QMJHL) Flames
Cole Perfetti Saginaw (OHL) Jets
Samuel Poulin Sherbrooke (QMJHL) Penguins
Jack Quinn Ottawa (OHL) Sabres
Jamieson Rees Sarnia (OHL) Hurricanes
Cole Schwindt Mississauga (OHL) Panthers
Xavier Simoneau Drummondville (QMJHL) 2021 eligible
Ryan Suzuki Saginaw (OHL) Hurricanes
Philip Tomasino Oshawa (OHL) Predators
Shane Wright Kingston (OHL) 2022 eligible
Connor Zary Kamloops (WHL) Flames

The Chicago Blackhawks will loan forward Kirby Dach to Team Canada for the tournament, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. The 19-year-old is a virtual lock to make the final squad, as he posted 23 points in 64 games during a promising rookie campaign in 2019-20.


Player Club NHL rights
Justin Barron Halifax (QMJHL) Avalanche
Bowen Byram Vancouver (WHL) Avalanche
Lukas Cormier Charlottetown (QMJHL) Golden Knights
Jamie Drysdale Erie (OHL) Ducks
Kaiden Guhle Prince Albert (WHL) Canadiens
Thomas Harley Mississauga (OHL) Stars
Daemon Hunt Moose Jaw (WHL) Wild
Kaedan Korczak Kelowna (WHL) Golden Knights
Mason MIllman Saginaw (OHL) Flyers
Ryan O'Rourke Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) Wild
Owen Power Michigan (NCAA) 2021 eligible
Matthew Robertson Edmonton (WHL) Rangers
Braden Schneider Brandon (WHL) Rangers
Donovan Sebrango Kitchener (OHL) Red Wings
Jordan Spence Moncton (QMJHL) Kings


Player Club NHL rights
Brett Brochu London (OHL) 2021 eligible
Dylan Garand Kamloops (WHL) Rangers
Taylor Gauthier Prince George (WHL) 2021 eligible
Tristan Lennox Saginaw (OHL) 2021 eligible
Devon Levi Northeastern (NCAA) Panthers
Byfield, Byram among 46 invited to Canada's world junior camp
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