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Andrew Ladd only Jet invited to Team Canada camp
Andrew Ladd is the lone member of the Winnipeg Jets invited to Team Canada’s orientation camp in August.
Ladd will be joined by Manitoban’s Travis Hamonic and Jonathan Toews as well as Kenora’s Mike Richards in Calgary.
Andrew Ladd is the lone member of the Jets invited to Team Canada’s orientation camp. (TREVOR HAGAN / THE CANADIAN PRESS ARCHIVES)
Four Jets, Zach Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, Jacob Trouba and Blake Wheeler have been invited to the U.S. Men’s National Team orientation camp.
Forty-seven players have been invited to attend a national team orientation camp in Calgary by Team Canada’s management group led by GM Steve Yzerman and coach Mike Babcock. The U.S. camp is set for August 26-27 at Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, VA.
Here’s a link to the full roster.
Management will present players with the plan for Sochi as well as rules and regulations. The coaching staff will introduce the systems they plan to use in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Games.
The camp roster includes:
- five goaltenders, 17 defencemen and 25 forwards;
- 46 players with international experience, including 38 with international experience at the senior level (Olympic Winter Games, IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship);
- 15 players who won gold with Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games;
- 18 players who played for Canada at the 2002, 2006 or 2010 Olympic Winter Games;
- 38 players who have played for Canada at an IIHF World Championship;
- 31 players who have played for Canada at an IIHF World Junior Championship;
- 17 players who have played for Canada at an IIHF World Under-18 Championship;
- four players who won the 2004 World Cup of Hockey with Canada;
- three of the eight Canadian players in the IIHF Triple Gold Club, having won Olympic gold, IIHF World Championship gold and a Stanley Cup:
- Patrice Bergeron, Eric Staal, Jonathan Toews;
- Mike Babcock is the only coach in the IIHF Triple Gold Club;
- one player (Corey Crawford) who has yet to represent Canada in international competition;
- eight players (Karl Alzner, Crawford, Travis Hamonic, Braden Holtby, Kris Letang, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Carey Price) who have yet to represent Canada internationally at the senior level.
Collectively, the 47 players invited to orientation camp have:
- appeared in 1,295 games for Team Canada;
- won 96 gold medals for Canada in international competition;
- appeared in 21,728 NHL regular season games, 2,369 NHL playoff games and 57 NHL All-Star Games;
- won 34 Stanley Cups.
Chicago leads all NHL teams with five players invited to camp, followed by Pittsburgh and San Jose with four:
- 5 – Chicago
- 4 – Pittsburgh, San Jose
- 3 – Boston, Los Angeles, Washington
- 2– Anaheim, Carolina, Edmonton, Montreal, N.Y. Islanders, N.Y. Rangers, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Vancouver
- 1 – Colorado, Nashville, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Toronto, Winnipeg
- Average age (as of Aug. 26, 2013): 27 years, 6 months, 25 days
- Average height (as of Aug. 26, 2013): 6-feet-1.5
- Average weight (as of Aug. 26, 2013): 206 lbs
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