Future Considerations

Sweden Paajarvi-less for Juniors
November 29, 2010, 11:55 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

He’s the youngest player to ever represent Sweden at the World Junior Championship.

But he’s done it for the last time.

Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini has told the Edmonton Journal that 19-year-old rookie Magnus Paajarvi will not be joining his home country in Buffalo at the 2011 tournament.

“I keep getting calls from them, asking about Paajarvi but he’s not going,” Tambellini told the paper. Continue reading

Trio of returnees lead Canada into camp

From Aaron Vickers:

Ryan Ellis, Calvin de Haan and Jared Cowen will have a shot at redemption.

The trio, who represented Canada’s silver medal effort at the World Junior Championship a year ago were named today to Canada’s selection camp roster Monday.

Should Ellis make the team, it will be his third consecutive event.

The Chicago Blackhawks have released Brandon Pirri, currently with the Rockfort IceHogs of the AHL, to Canada as well.

Sean Couturier of Drummondville and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Red Deer, who are battling to be the first overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, were also named to the team. Joining their draft class is Kitchener defenseman Ryan Murphy. Continue reading