Mathew Barzal and Dylan Strome were among the headliners named to Hockey Canada's 32-man selection camp roster on Tuesday for the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship. 

Barzal, a 2015 first-round pick of the New York Islanders playing with the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds, and Strome, who played seven games with the Arizona Coyotes this season before being sent back to Erie of the OHL, are among five players returning from the squad that finished sixth at last year's tournament. Other returnees include defenceman Thomas Chabot and forwards Julien Gauthier and Mitchell Stephens. 

Also named to the roster was Brandon Wheat Kings centre Nolan Patrick, considered by most scouts to be the top prospect in next June's NHL draft. Patrick had four goals and nine points in six games this season before being sidelined with an upper body injury and is expected to be ready for the start of camp on Dec. 11.

Other notable players include Carolina Hurricanes blueline prospect Jake Bean of the Calgary Hitmen, Montreal Canadiens draft pick Noah Juulsen of the Everett Silvertips, Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Pierre Luc-Dubois and University of North Dakota centre Tyson Jost, who was drafted last summer by the Colorado Avalanche.

Everett netminder and Flyers prospect Carter Hart, Kamloops Blazer Connor Ingram and Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven were the three goaltenders named to the selection roster.

"Congratulations to the 32 players named today to the National Junior Team selection camp roster," said Hockey Canada vice-president of hockey operations Scott Salmond in a statement. "With the number of talented players across Canada, it is a difficult process to get to this point. 

"We are confident that the 22 players who emerge from this camp will wear the Team Canada jersey with pride, and give Canada the best opportunity to play for gold on January 5."

Hockey Canada will hold its four-day selection camp in Blainville, Que., from Dec. 11-14, playing two games against a U Sports all-star team and a game against the Czech Republic before finalizing its roster.

Canada opens the tournament in Toronto on Boxing Day against Russia.


Team Canada

Camp Roster            
Name Team Catches Age HT WT DRAFT
Carter Hart Everett (WHL) L 18 6'1" 170 Phi 2016
Connor Ingram Kamloops (WHL) L 19 6'1" 195 Tam 2016
Michael McNiven Owen Sound (OHL) L 19 6'1" 212 Mtl FA
Name Team Shoots Age HT WT DRAFT
Jake Bean Calgary (WHL) L 18 6'1" 170 Car 2016
Guillaume Brisebois Charlottetown (QMJHL) L 19 6'2" 187 Van 2015
Thomas Chabot Saint John (QMJHL) L 19 6'2" 188 Ott 2015
Kale Clague Brandon (WHL) L 18 6'0" 177 LA 2016
Dante Fabbro Boston University (NCAA) R 18 6'1" 190 Nsh 2016
Samuel Girard Shawinigan (QMJHL) L 18 5'9" 165 Nsh 2016
Noah Juulsen Everett (WHL) R 19 6'2" 185 Mtl 2015
Jeremy Lauzon Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) L 19 6'2" 207 Bos 2015
Victor Mete London (OHL) L 18 5'10" 180 Mtl 2016
Philippe Myers Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) L 19 6'4" 206 Phi 2015
Name Team Shoots Age HT WT DRAFT
Mathew Barzal Seattle (WHL) R 19 6'0" 187 NYI 2015
Anthony Cirelli Oshawa (OHL) L 19 6'0" 165 Tam 2015
Dillon Dube Kelowna (WHL) L 18 5'10" 180 Cgy 2016
Pierre-Luc Dubois Cape Breton (QMJHL) L 18 6'3" 202 Clb 2016
Julien Gauthier Val d'Or (QMJHL) R 19 6'4" 224 Car 2016
Brett Howden Moose Jaw (WHL) L 18 6'3" 190 Tam 2016
Mathieu Joseph Saint John (QMJHL) L 19 6'1" 171 Tam 2015
Tyson Jost North Dakota (NCAA) L 18 6'0" 190 Col 2016
Michael McLeod Mississauga (OHL) R 18 6'2" 187 NJ 2016
Nick Merkley Kelowna (WHL) R 19 5'10" 185 Ari 2015
Nolan Patrick Brandon (WHL) R 18 6'3" 195 2017
Taylor Raddysh Erie (OHL) R 18 6'2" 209 Tam 2016
Nicolas Roy Chicoutimi (QMJHL) R 19 6'4" 202 Car 2015
Zach Senyshyn Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) R 19 6'2" 195 Bos 2015
Blake Speers Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) R 19 6'0" 184 NJ 2015
Sam Steel Regina (WHL) L 18 6'0" 180 Ana 2016
Mitchell Stephens Saginaw (OHL) R 19 6'0" 195 Tam 2015
Dylan Strome Erie (OHL) L 19 6'3" 194 Ari 2015
Austin Wagner Regina (WHL) L 19 6'3" 185 LA 2015