Apr 24, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT
Edmonton’s loss is Canada’s gain.
That was the story on Wednesday as Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger announced that forwards Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle — along with goalie Devan Dubnyk — have all agreed to join Team Canada for the 2013 World Hockey Championships in Sweden and Finland.
Hall, 21, leads the Oilers in scoring this year with 45 points in 42 games and sits 17th overall in the NHL.
Eberle, 22, sits third on the team in points (32) but is tied with Hall for the team lead in game-winning goals, with three.
This will mark the first time Hall’s represented Canada at the Worlds.
He starred at both the U-18 and World Junior levels, but late-season injuries have prevented him from joining the senior national team.
Eberle has represented Canada three previous times at the Worlds, and finished last year’s tourney with eight points in eight games.
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 4
- Two down, one to go: Wings ink Tatar to three-year, $8.25M deal 11
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal 61
- Subban not eager to discuss contract talks 33
- Leafs re-sign Reimer — two years, $4.6 million 22
- Gorges still can’t explain falling out of favor in Montreal 13
- Eller, Habs agree to four-year, $14 million contract 10
- Cory Sarich hospitalized following cycling accident, expects ‘full recovery’ 7
- Stamkos shrugs off talk of LeBron-like homecoming to Toronto in 2016 31
- Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain 45
- NBC Sports to air over 100 NHL regular-season games in 2014-15 (69)
- Vanek connected to federal gambling investigation (61)
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (61)
- Report: O’Reilly wants $6.7M deal, Avs counter at $5.5M (58)
- Return that toaster: Ovechkin-Kirilenko engagement broken off (54)