Connor Bedard while playing with Canada at the World Juniors.
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Canada announces roster for 2024 IIHF World Hockey Championship

Published May 4, 2024 at 7:55

The 2024 IIHF World Hockey Championship is set to get underway in Prague and Ostrava, Czechia on Friday, May 10th and with one week to go, Canada has used this opportunity to release their roster for the tournament.

Canada's roster is loaded with young talent including Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, Dylan Guenther, Dylan Cozens and projected first-overall pick in next month's NHL Entry Draft, Macklin Celebrini. On defence, Canada is led by Owen Power, Colton Parayko, Bowen Byram, as well as Kaiden Guhle and in between the pipes, 2019 Stanley Cup champion Jordan Binnington will likely be the team's starting netminder.

Let's take a look at Canada's roster for the tournament:

Forwards (12)
Connor Bedard - Chicago Blackhawks
Michael Bunting - Pittsburgh Penguins
Macklin Celebrini - Boston University
Dylan Cozens - Buffalo Sabres
Adam Fantilli - Columbus Blue Jackets
Ridly Greig - Ottawa Senators
Dylan Guenther - Utah
Andrew Mangiapane - Calgary Flames
Jack McBain - Utah
Jared McCann - Seattle Kraken
Dawson Mercer - New Jersey Devils
Brandon Tanev - Seattle Kraken

Defencemen (7)
Bowen Byram - Buffalo Sabres
Kaiden Guhle - Montreal Canadiens
Jamie Oleksiak - Seattle Kraken
Colton Parayko - St. Louis Blues
Owen Power - Buffalo Sabres
Damon Severson - Columbus Blue Jackets
Olen Zellweger - Anaheim Ducks

Goaltenders (3)
Jordan Binnington - St. Louis Blues
Nico Daws - New Jersey Devils
Joel Hofer - St. Louis Blues

With only 22 players named to Canada's roster on Friday afternoon, it leaves three or four spots open for players that are eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the coming days.

"This leaves 3-4 spots open for Team Canada to potentially pursue players knocked out in the Stanley Cup playoffs." Frank Seravalli said in a post on X.

Canada is set to begin their Preliminary Round schedule on Saturday, May 11th at 6:20 a.m. ET against former Arizona Coyotes prospect Liam Kirk and Great Britain. They'll also face Denmark (May 12th), Austria (May 14th), Norway (May 16th), Finland (May 18th), Switzerland (May 19th) and Czechia (May 21st) before the Playoff Round begins on May 23rd.

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