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WHL’s Super Series roster features Ryan Murray, Griffin Reinhart

Oct 25, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

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Russia’s best prospects are gearing up to face the top players from across the Canadian Hockey League in the upcoming six-game Super Series.

The series will close with contests between the Russians and the WHL All-Stars in games on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.

The WHL has unveiled their lineups and they’re loaded with talented defensemen that could be getting big minutes in the NHL in the coming years.

Ryan Murray, Griffin Reinhart, and Morgan Rielly will all play in the series after being selected with the second, fourth and fifth picks respectively in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. They were the top three blueliners taken in 2012 and the only other two members of the top-five overall picks — Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk — will be part of the opposing Russian roster.

Murray is the only member of the WHL roster that also played for Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships. If it wasn’t for the lockout, there’s a good chance he would be with the Columbus Blue Jackets right now.

The WHL roster will also include JC Lipon, who has a stunning 13 goals and 32 points in a mere 13 WHL contests this season.

Related:

Yakupov, Grigorenko highlight Russia’s Super Series roster

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  1. bleed4philly - Oct 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Are you guys gonna televise it??? It’s the least you could do, I’d rather watch that than motor cross, it’s bad enough you gave the NHL a crappy deal, then again that’s probably more bettman’s fault for not taking the better ESPN deal when he had the chance. Anything you guys could do to bring hockey back??? The lockout has to be affecting NBC sports too right???

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