Hockey Canada names 22 players to Ivan Hlinka roster

Joseph Veleno of the Saint John Sea Dogs. (Francois Laplante/Getty)

Hockey Canada has named 22 players to its roster for the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

The tournament takes place on Aug. 7-12 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Bratislava, Slovakia, and will feature some of the best 2018 NHL Draft-eligible talent in the world.

The Canadian roster, led by forward Joe Veleno and defenceman Ryan Merkley, will look to avenge Canada’s disappointing fifth-place finish at the tournament in 2016 – breaking a string of eight consecutive golds.

The full roster can be seen below:

Forwards

Joe Veleno
Akil Thomas
Gabriel Fortier
Ty Dellandrea
Benoit-Olivier Groulx
Jack McBain
Barrett Hayton
Serron Noel
Aidan Dudas
Anderson MacDonald
Luka Burzan
Jackson Shepard
Nolan Foote

Defencemen

Kevin Bahl
Ty Smith
Calen Addison
Noah Dobson
Ryan Merkley
Jett Woo
Jared McIsaac

Goaltenders

Alexis Gravel
Olivier Rodrigue