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Connor McDavid headlines Canada's world junior selection camp roster

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Connor McDavid is a shoo-in to make Canada's roster again if he's healthy. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Connor McDavid headlines Canada's world junior selection camp roster

Matt Larkin
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Canada has released its world junior selection camp roster. Injured Connor McDavid received an invite, and roster is low on Quebec Leaguers.

Connor McDavid, hoping to rapidly recover from his broken hand sustained in a Nov. 11 fight, headlines Canada's world junior selection camp roster for the 2015 tournament. The 29-player group includes 27 players already drafted to NHL teams. The complete list:

CENTRES

(NYI) Michael Dal Colle, Oshawa Generals, OHL
(DAL) Jason Dickinson, Guelph Storm, OHL
(TOR) Frederik Gauthier, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL
(2015 eligible) Connor McDavid, Erie Otters, OHL
(WPG) Nic Petan, Portland Winterhawks, WHL
(BUF) Sam Reinhart, Kootenay Ice, WHL

WINGERS

(BUF) Nick Baptiste, Erie Otters, OHL
(SJ) Rourke Chartier, Kelowna Rockets, WHL
(2015 eligible) Lawson Crouse, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
(ARI) Max Domi, London Knights, OHL
(DAL) Remi Ellie, Belleville Bulls, OHL
(STL) Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm, OHL
(CGY) Morgan Klimchuk, Regina Pats, WHL
(OTT) Nick Paul, North Bay Battalion, OHL
(TB) Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL
(ANA) Nick Ritchie, Peterborough Petes, OHL
(VAN) Jake Virtanen, Calgary Hitmen, WHL

DEFENSEMEN

(COL) Chris Bigras, Owen Sound Attack, OHL
(WSH) Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets, WHL
(CAR) Haydn Fleury, Red Deer Rebels, WHL
(CLB) Dillon Heatherington, Swift Current Broncos, WHL
(DET) Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals, WHL
(PHI) Samuel Morin, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL
(WPG) Joshua Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
(EDM) Darnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
(PHI) Travis Sanheim, Calgary Hitmen, WHL
(ANA) Shea Theodore, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL

GOALTENDERS

(WPG) Eric Comrie, Tri-City Americans, WHL
(MTL) Zach Fucale, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL

Ontario League: 12 players
Quebec League: 3 players
Western League: 14 players

Conspicuously absent from the list, of course, are current NHLers Jonathan Drouin (Tampa Bay), Bo Horvat (Vancouver), Anthony Duclair (New York Rangers) and Curtis Lazar (Ottawa). Hockey Canada will know by Dec. 19 if any of those players will be loaned. In the meantime, expect this team to belong to roster locks McDavid (if healthy), Reinhart and Morrissey.

More details on the team to follow.

Matt Larkin is an associate editor at The Hockey News and a regular contributor to the thn.com Post-To-Post blogFor more great profiles, news and views from the world of hockey, subscribe to The Hockey News magazineFollow Matt Larkin on Twitter at @THNMattLarkin

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