The Tampa Bay Lightning could have one prospect representing Canada at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship. 2019 first round draft pick Nolan Foote was one of 31 players named to Hockey Canada’s selection camp roster on Monday.
Foote has had two successful stints representing Canada internationally. He won silver with Canada Black at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2016. He was also a member of the 2017 Canadian Ivan Hlinka Memorial team, which won gold.
2018 second round pick Gabriel Fortier wasn’t named to the selection camp, which was surprising. He had a strong performance at the WJSS and Canada-Russia series, and this year would have been his only opportunity to represent Canada at the World Juniors.
The Canadian selection camp will run from December 9th to 12th in Oakville, Ontario. Canadian hopefuls will play two games against an all-star team from USPORTS, the Canadian university hockey league, on December 11th at 5pm ET and December 12th at 2pm ET. The final roster will be announced shortly after the conclusion of camp, and the team will travel overseas to where the tournament will begin in the Czech Republic on Boxing Day.
Good luck, Nolan!