Mason McTavish to be Canada’s captain at rescheduled World Juniors

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Star centre Mason McTavish has been chosen as captain for Team Canada at the upcoming rescheduled World Juniors.

McTavish replaces Kaiden Guhle, who was Canada’s captain at the tournament in December but was not named to the roster this time around.

The 19-year-old McTavish was selected third-overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2021 and is expected to make the jump to the NHL next season. He’s coming off a successful season in the OHL where he was traded to the Hamilton Bulldogs mid-season and led them to an OHL championship.

“Such an honour,” McTavish said in a video shared by Hockey Canada. “I’m super grateful and humbled to have this opportunity.”

Centre Kent Johnson and defenceman Donovan Sebrango will be assistant captains, replacing Cole Perfetti and Jake Neighbours, who both opted not to play in the tournament.

The rescheduled 2022 World Juniors run from Aug. 9-20 in Edmonton. On Monday, Canada announced the 25 players who will wear the red and white in the 10-team tournament.

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