Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Oilers Star McDavid Highlights Canada's Team for World Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Oilers Star McDavid Highlights Canada's Team for World Championship

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McDavid highlight's Canada's world roster

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CALGARY - Connor McDavid will lead a young Canadian team in its quest for a second straight world hockey championship title.

The 19-year-old Edmonton Oilers star was among the first 18 players named to the national team in a Hockey Canada release on Monday.

Taylor Hall, McDavid's Edmonton teammate, is one of three returning forwards form last year's championship team, along with Colorado's Matt Duchene and Buffalo's Ryan O'Reilly.

Joining the attack are Arizona's Max Domi, Montreal's Brendan Gallagher, Columbus's Boone Jenner, Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele, Ottawa's Mark Stone and Buffalo's Sam Reinhart, all 23 years old or younger.

Boston's Brad Marchand is the grizzled veteran of the forward lines at 27.

Canada's defence features Ottawa's Cody Ceci, Vancouver's Ben Hutton, Columbus's Ryan Murray, Toronto's Morgan Rielly and Vancouver's Chris Tanev. …

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