Kelowna Rockets forward Dillon Dube has been named captain of Team Canada for the upcoming world junior championship.
Defencemen Dante Fabbro (Boston University), Victor Mete (Montreal Canadiens) and Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings) will be the alternate captains.
Dube was a second-round pick by the Calgary Flames in 2016. He has 18 goals and 39 points for the Rockets this season.
Fabbro was taken by the Nashville Predators in the first round of the 2016 draft. In his second NCAA season, he has four goals and 12 points in 18 games.
Mete is in his first NHL season with Montreal after being a fourth-round pick by the team in 2016. He has four assists in 27 games.
Clague was a second-round pick by the Los Angeles Kings in 2016. He has 10 goals and 47 points for the Wheat Kings this season.
Dube, Fabbro and Clague were all members of last year’s team that won the silver medal.