The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
Nathan MacKinnon joins Canada for world championship, replaces David Perron
Like Sidney Crosby in 2006, Nathan MacKinnon will get a taste of Team Canada at the world championships at the age of 18.
MacKinnon was one of three players added to Canada's worlds roster Sunday, along with Brayden Schenn and Matt Read of the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Colorado Avalanche rookie and 2013 No. 1 pick had two goals and eight assists in his first career Stanley Cup playoff series.
Crosby starred at his first world championships, putting up eight goals and eight assists in nine games in Latvia in 2006.
David Perron of the Edmonton Oilers pulled out of the tournament with a hip injury.
Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice is with the team in Zurich for training camp and Canada's upcoming exhibition game. He's the third ranked North American skater on NHL Central Scouting's list for next month's draft.
MacKinnon is set to arrive in Zurich on Monday with defenceman Erik Gudbranson. Schenn and Read are scheduled to be there Tuesday.
Canada will travel to Minsk, Belarus, after playing one exhibition game. The IIHF world championship begins Friday, as Canada opens at Chizhovka Arena against France.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
(1 of 6 articles for today)10:19 AM 0
Photo Store Gallery
- O'Shea plays down praise he's getting for turning the Bombers around
- Jets re-sign forward Matt Halischuk
- New Jets look a lot like old Jets
- Week 6 CFL picks
- Stern believes Sterling controversy will 'end well' for the NBA, praises Silver's leadership
- Kelly in as injury sidelines top-receiver Moore
- Five storylines
- Improving defence a work in progress
- Frolik controls his future with one-year deal
- Blue puts the boots to Lions
- Life's a beach for Winnipeg volleyball player
- O'Shea says Bombers' win over B.C. Lions shows team is resilient
- Jets sign Frolik to one-year deal
- Willy? Yes, he will: Bombers pivot, like his team, improving all the time
- Hallelujah for Hajrullahu
- Moore sees his best performance yet in Bombers vs. B.C. game (and other highlights)
- Huge windfall for winner of 50-50 charity draw at Edmonton Eskimos game
- Greaves returning to Bombers lineup
- Win makes homecoming sweet
Ads by Google