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MacKinnon, Nugent-Hopkins headline Canada’s 2013 World Junior roster

Dec 13, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

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Hockey Canada solidified its 2013 World Junior Championship roster by making eight final cuts on Thursday, according to TSN.

Budding stars Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jonathan Huberdeau and Ryan Strome are among the 23 players headed to Russia for the tournament.

Here is the full roster, sorted by position:

Forwards: MacKinnon, Nugent-Hopkins, Huberdeau, Strome, Anthony Camara, Phillip Danault, Jonathan Drouin, Charles Hudon, Boone Jenner, J.C. Lipon, Ty Rattie, Brett Ritchie and Mark Scheifele.

Defensemen: Dougie Hamilton, Scott Harrington, Ryan Murphy, Xavier Ouellet, Griffin Reinhart, Morgan Rielly and Tyler Wotherspoon.

Goalies: Jordan Binnington, Jake Paterson and Malcolm Subban.

Huberdeau, Jenner, Scheifele, Strome, Hamilton and Harrington played for last year’s bronze medal-winning squad.

The eight players who represented the final cuts were: forwards Hunter Shinkaruk, Tom Wilson, Mark McNeil and Daneil Catennacci, defensemen Matthew Dumba, Frank Corrado and Ryan Sproul along with goalie Laurent Brossoit.

Two more notes:

So which player do you expect to make the biggest impact during a tournament that often serves as a glimpse into hockey’s future?

  1. mrchainbluelightning - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Gold medal team right there

  2. number87sidneycrosby - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    If one of those goalies gets in a groove the gold will be gotten.

    Also, it’s funny how everyone complains about the lockout and how sick of it they are, yet those posts generate a bunch of comments while news about actual hockey being played (or about to be played, in this case) gets ignored.

  4. herc883 - Dec 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Lets go Canada!!!! Hopefully they can recover from getting beat by the U of A Bears…

  5. lordfletcher - Dec 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    tough week for Dumba.

    Didn’t look good at all and has a lot to work on over the next few seasons. Lucky he has plenty of time, hopefully he understands this and listens to his coaches and Wild management. Play with a chip on your shoulder, become more well rounded and eventually it will all ‘click’

  6. bruinsfan19 - Dec 14, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    B’s got Hamilton Subban and Camara . Lets go .

  7. bruinsfan19 - Dec 14, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Unbelievable season for all 3 B’s prospects

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