The 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships, which begin later this month, are beginning to take shape. Finland announced its team roster on Monday, while Hockey Canada released a list of players who will attend camp next week in hopes of making the final cut.
The tournament will be held December 26 through January 5 in Ufa, Russia.
• Goaltenders: Joonas Korpisalo — Eetu Laurikainen — Janne Juvonen
• Defense: Henri Auvinen — Petteri Lindbohm — Esa Lindell — Olli Määttä — Ville Pokka — Juuso Rikola — Rasmus Ristolainen – Jusso Vainio — Mikko Vainonen — Joonas Valkonen
• Fowards: Miro Aaltonen — Joel Armia — Aleksander Barkov — Markus Granlund — Henrik Haapala — Markus Hännikäinen — Juuso Ikonen – Henri Ikonen — Ville Järveläinen — Matti Lamberg — Artturi Lehkonen — Robert Leino — Thomas Nykopp — Saku Salminen — Miikka Salomäki — Teuvo Teräväinen
The Finland roster includes a number of recent NHL draft choices, including Esa Lindell (2012/3rd RD/74/DAL), Määttä (2012/1st RD/22/PIT) and Pokka (2012/1st RD/34/NYI) on the blueline.
Netminder Joonas Korpisalo is a third round draft choice of the Columbus Blue Jackets, while forward selection Teuvo Teräväinen was selected 18th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks.
TEAM CANADA (Invited to selection camp)
• Goaltenders: Jordan Binnington — Laurent Brossoit — Jake Paterson — Malcom Subban
• Defense: Frank Corrado — Mathew Dumba — Dougie Hamilton — Scott Harrington — Ryan Murphy — Xavier Ouellet — Adam Pelech — Derrick Pouliot — Griffin Reinhart — Morgan Rielly — Ryan Sproule — Tyler Wotherspoon
• Forwards: Hunter Shinkaruk — Francis Beauvillier — Anthony Camara — Daniel Catenacci — Phillip Danault — Jonathan Drouin — Tyler Graovac — Jonathan Huberdeau — Charles Hudon — Boone Jenner — J.C. Lipon — Nathan MacKinnon — Mark McNeill — Sean Monahan — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — Ty Rattie — Brett Ritchie — Mark Scheifele — Colton Sissons — Ryan Strome — Tom Wilson
Some notable key points of the Hockey Canada list:
• Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the lone player on the selection camp roster with NHL experience.
• Five players eligible for the 2013 NHL draft have been invited to the camp: Shinkaruk, Drouin, Lipon, MacKinnon and Monahan.
• There are six forwards from the QMJHL on the camp invitee list. Five from the WHL and nine from the OHL complete the forwards on the roster. Overall, the Ontario Hockey League is represented by 18 players, the WHL by 11 and the QMJHL by seven.
• Dougie Hamilton, Scott Harrington, Jonathan Huberdeau and Boone Jenner all won a bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships.