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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.

Ryan Murray, eligible in 2012, was also named to the camp roster.

In all, 18 first round draft picks were named to the 39 man camp roster.

Hockey Canada is hoping that Los Angeles Kings forward Brayden Schenn, currently on a conditioning assignment with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, will be made available at a later date.

The camp runs December 12-15.

Aaron Vickers is the managing editor of Future Considerations and can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VickersFC. Follow the latest Future Considerations news and posts, follow FC’s Official Twitter Feed at www.twitter.com/FCHockey.


Name S Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club team Pro Status
JP Anderson R 5’10 192 02/14/92 Toronto, ON Mississauga (OHL) SJ 2010
Calvin Pickard L 6’1 203 04/15/92 Winnipeg, MB Seattle (WHL) COL 2010
Olivier Roy L 5’11 186 07/12/91 Causapscal, QC Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) EDM 2009
Mark Visentin L 6’1 198 08/07/92 Waterdown, ON Niagara (OHL) PHX 2010


Name S Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club team Pro Status
Tyson Barrie R 5’10 190 07/26/91 Victoria, BC Kelowna (WHL) COL 2009
Jared Cowen* L 6’5 227 01/25/91 Allan, SK Spokane (WHL) OTT 2009
Simon Despres L 6’4 222 07/27/91 Laval, QC Saint John (QMJHL) PIT 2009
Calvin de Haan* L 6’1 189 05/09/91 Carp, ON Oshawa (OHL) NYI 2009
Ryan Ellis* R 5’10 184 01/03/91 Freelton, ON Windsor (OHL) NSH 2009
Brandon Gormley L 6’2 192 02/18/92 Murray River, PEI Moncton (QMJHL) PHX 2010
Erik Gudbranson R 6’4 211 01/07/92 Orleans, ON Kingston (OHL) FLA 2010
Brayden McNabb L 6’4 219 01/21/91 Davidson, SK Kootenay (WHL) BUF 2009
Ryan Murphy R 5’11 176 03/31/93 Aurora, ON Kitchener (OHL) 2011 Draft
Ryan Murray L 6’1 190 09/27/93 White City, SK Everett (WHL) 2012 Draft
Dylan Olsen L 6’2 223 01/03/91 Calgary, AB Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA) CHI 2009
Mark Pysyk R 6’1 187 01/11/92 Sherwood Park, AB Edmonton (WHL) BUF 2010


Name S Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club team Pro Status
Carter Ashton L 6’3 219 04/01/91 Saskatoon, SK Regina (WHL) TAM 2009
Michael Bournival L 5’11 179 05/31/92 Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan (QMJHL) MTL/COL 2010
Casey Cizikas L 5’11 191 02/27/91 Mississauga, ON Mississauga (OHL) NYI 2009
Brett Connolly R 6’2 181 05/02/92 Campbell River, BC Prince George (WHL) TAM 2010
Sean Couturier L 6’3 192 12/07/92 Bathurst, NB Drummondville (QMJHL) 2011 Draft
Cody Eakin L 6’0 187 05/25/91 Winnipeg, MB Swift Current (WHL) WSH 2009
Marcus Foligno L 6’1 200 08/10/91 Sudbury, ON Sudbury (OHL) BUF 2009
Brendan Gallagher R 5’8 175 06/05/92 Delta, BC Vancouver (WHL) MTL 2010
Curtis Hamilton L 6’3 202 12/04/91 Kelowna, BC Saskatoon (WHL) EDM 2010
Joey Hishon L 5’10 171 10/20/91 Stratford, ON Owen Sound (OHL) COL 2010
Quinton Howden L 6’3 192 01/21/92 Oak Bank, MB Moose Jaw (WHL) FLA 2010
Ryan Howse L 5’11 194 07/06/91 Prince George, BC Chilliwack (WHL) CGY 2009
Ryan Johansen R 6’2 193 07/31/92 Port Moody, BC Portland (WHL) CBJ 2010
Zack Kassian R 6’3 226 01/24/91 LaSalle, ON Windsor (OHL) BUF 2009
Louis Leblanc R 5’11 181 01/26/91 Pointe-Claire, QC Montreal (QMJHL) MTL 2009
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins L 6’0 166 04/12/93 Burnaby, BC Red Deer (WHL) 2011 Draft
Brandon Pirri L 6’1 171 04/10/91 Toronto, ON Rockford (AHL) CHI 2009
Brad Ross L 5’11 174 05/28/92 Lethbridge, AB Portland (WHL) TOR 2010
Jaden Schwartz L 5’10 184 06/25/92 Emerald Park, SK Colorado (WCHA) STL 2010
Riley Sheahan L 6’2 204 12/07/91 St. Catharines, ON Notre Dame (NCAA) DET 2010
Reilly Smith R 6’0 161 04/01/91 Mimico, ON Miami University (CCHA) DAL 2009
Linden Vey R 6’0 185 07/01/91 Wakaw, SK Medicine Hat (WHL) LOS 2009
Garrett Wilson L 6’2 205 03/16/91 Elmvale, ON Owen Sound (OHL) FLA 2009

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