Monday, December 15, 2008

Canada's Roster

Press Release

Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
Chet Pickard 6'1" 216 11/29/89 Winnipeg, MB Tri-City (WHL) NSH '08 (1, 18)
Dustin Tokarski 5'11" 189 09/16/89 Watson, SK Spokane (WHL) TB '08 (5, 122)
Defence/Défense
Keith Aulie 6'6" 215 06/11/89 Rouleau, SK Brandon (WHL) CGY '07 (4, 116)
Ryan Ellis 5'9.5" 176 01/03/91 Freelton, ON Windsor (OHL) 2009 Dft/Rep.
Cody Goloubef 6'1" 194 11/30/89 Oakville, ON Wisconsin (WCHA) CBJ '08 (2, 37)
* Thomas Hickey 5'11" 194 02/08/89 Calgary, AB Seattle (WHL) LA '07 (1, 4)
Tyler Myers 6'7.5" 213 02/01/90 Calgary, AB Kelowna (WHL) BUF '08 (1, 12)
Alex Pietrangelo 6'2.5" 204 01/18/90 King City, ON Niagara (OHL) STL '08 (1, 4)
* PK Subban 5'11" 206 05/13/89 Toronto, ON Belleville (OHL) MTL '07 (2, 43)
Colten Teubert 6'3" 189 03/08/90 White Rock, BC Regina (WHL) LA '08 (1, 13)
Forwards/Avants
Jamie Benn 6'1.5" 202 07/18/89 Victoria, BC Kelowna (WHL) DAL '07 (5, 129)
* Zach Boychuk 5'10" 175 10/04/89 Airdrie, AB Lethbridge (WHL) CAR '08 (1, 14)
Patrice Cormier 6'1.5" 201 06/14/90 Cap-Pelé, NB Rimouski (QMJHL) NJ '08 (2, 54)
Stefan Della Rovere 5'11" 200 02/25/90 Maple, ON Barrie (OHL) WAS '07 (7, 204)
Chris DiDomenico 5'11" 170 02/20/89 Woodbridge, ON Saint John (QMJHL) TOR '07 (6, 164)
Jordan Eberle 5'10" 181 05/15/90 Regina, SK Regina (WHL) EDM '08 (1, 22)
Tyler Ennis 5'8" 165 10/06/89 Edmonton, AB Medicine Hat (WHL) BUF '08 (1, 26)
Angelo Esposito 6'1" 180 02/20/89 Montreal, QC Montreal (QMJHL) PIT/ATL '07 (1, 20)
Cody Hodgson 5'11" 189 02/18/90 Markham, ON Brampton (OHL) VAN '08 (1, 10)
Brett Sonne 6'0" 187 05/16/89 Maple Ridge, BC Calgary (WHL) STL '07 (3, 85)
* John Tavares 6'0" 203 09/20/90 Oakville, ON Oshawa (OHL) 2009 Dft/Rep.
Dana Tyrell 5'9.5" 182 04/23/89 Airdrie, AB Prince George (WHL) TB '07 (2, 47)

Here was my roster before the camp started.

Pat Quinn really made this a 19-year-old team. The average age is 18.55. I don't understand why they picked Angelo Esposito over Taylor Hall. Just reading Esposito had a strong Saturday and Sunday. There wasn't much press on Hall this weekend.

On defense, no real surprises other then carrying 8 defenseman. It will be interesting to see how Ryan Ellis is going to be used on the powerplay.

The goaltending was wide open so it was anybody's job for the taking.

That's My Take

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

3 comments:

Oilers4ever said...

It's no surprise that they picked Angelo Esposito. There's no way they were gonna re-write the history books and make him the first player to be cut 4-straight times.

The biggest surprise in all of this was that Jared Cowan was not invited to camp. Here's a guy that could go Top 5 in the draft and he's not even invited... it boggles my mind.

Nathan Fournier said...

I agree on Cowan

Anonymous said...

Maybe it will humble Hall a little bit. was getting to big for his breezers. He the Ivan Hlinka this summer after he scores his hat trick skates bu USA bench tugs his name on the back and says remember the name 1 st pick in 2010.

Also asking guys at face off if they know who he is. Then says #1 pick 2010.