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Hlinka-Gretzky Cup Preview: Canada vs. Finland

From Shane Wright to Dyllan Gill, the 2022 NHL Draft has put Canadian hockey on the map.

In total, more than a third of the players who have heard their name called in Montreal, that is 90 out of 225, come from the country of the maple leaf.

These hockey players represent 11 members of Hockey Canada, and 28 have already worn the colors of Canada in international competition. Four of them are gold medalists from the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship.

From the beginning of the auction, red and white was in the spotlight. The Seattle Kraken have set their sights on Shane Wright for fourth overall. The Burlington, Ont., native captained Canada Black at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the U18 team that won gold in 2021. He also played for the National Junior Championship at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, which was canceled last winter.

Wright is the first of nine Canadians to be selected in the first round, including three from Manitoba: Conor Geekie (11e by Arizona), Denton Mateychuk (12e by Columbus) and Owen Pickering (21e by Pittsburgh).

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) was well represented among the Canadian delegation; 71 of the 90 players selected, including the nine first-round picks, come from 36 CHL teams. The Western Hockey League stood out with 29 selections, followed by the Ontario Hockey League with 27 and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 15.

The North Bay Battalion (Arnsby, DiVincentiis, Jackson, Mathurin and Nelson) and the Swift Current Broncos (Davies, Dyck, Filmon, Hvidston and Pickering) led the other clubs with five players drafted, while the Guelph Storm ( Buchinger, Karabela, Poitras and Zhilkin), the Kamloops Blazers (Kuefler, Lindgren, Minten and Seminoff) and the Seattle Thunderbirds (Davidson, Gustafson, Korchinski and Schaefer) had four each.

CANADIAN PLAYERS DRAFT – BY MEMBER

Ontario Hockey Federation (30): Liam Arnsby, Owen Beck, Michael Buchinger, Nolan Collins, Luca Del Bel Belluz, Domenic DiVincentiis, Lucas Edmonds, Jackson Edward, George Fegaras, Isaiah George, David Gucciardi, Hunter Haight, Stephen Halliday, Jake Karabela, Christian Kyrou, Amadeus Lombardi, Paul Ludwinski, Matthew Maggio, Tnias Mathurin, Bryce McConnell-Barker, Owen Mehlenbacher, Nick Moldenhauer, Matthew Morden, Ty Nelson, Cole O’Hara, Matthew Poitras, Tucker Robertson, Jack Sparkes , Shane Wright and Danny Zhilkin

BC Hockey (12): Mason Beaupit, Parker Bell, Tyson Dyck, Tyson Jugnauth, Ben King, Mats Lindgren, Brandon Lisowsky, Michael Milne, Fraser Minten, Matthew Seminoff, Graham Sward and Abram Wiebe

Hockey Alberta (12): Emmett Croteau, Jared Davidson, Josh Davies, Jagger Firkus, Jordan Gustafson, Ben Hemmerling, Dylan James, Daylan Kuefler, Rieger Lorenz, Matthew Savoie, Reid Schaefer and Ty Young

Hockey Quebec (11): Angus Booth, Frédéric Brunet, Jordan Dumais, Nathan Gaucher, Alexis Gendron, Patrick Guay, Maveric Lamoureux, Jérémy Langlois, Tristan Luneau, Miguël Tourigny and Noah Warren

Hockey Manitoba (8): Tyler Brennan, Reid Dyck, Josh Filmon, Conor Geekie, Ryan Hofer, Adam Ingram, Denton Mateychuk and Owen Pickering

Hockey Eastern Ontario (7): Jorian Donovan, David Goyette, Cedrick Guindon, Kyle Jackson, Kaleb Lawrence, Gavin White and Cameron Whitehead

Hockey New Brunswick (4): Eli Barnett, Marc-Andre Gaudet, Dyllan Gill and Samuel Savoie

Hockey Nova Scotia (2): Jake Furlong and Landon Sim

Saskatchewan Hockey (2): Connor Hvidston and Kevin Korchinski

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador (1): Ryan Greene

Hockey Northwestern Ontario (1): Daimon Gardner

CANADIAN PLAYERS DRAFT – ACCORDING TO THEIR EXPERIENCE IN THE PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE

2022 National Men’s Under-18 Team
Nolan Collins, Josh Davies, Reid Dyck, Josh Filmon, David Goyette, Connor Hvidston, Rieger Lorenz, Nick Moldenhauer, Matthew Morden and Owen Pickering

2022 National Junior Team
Shane Wright

2021 National Men’s Under-18 Team
Tyler Brennan, Denton Mateychuk, Shane Wright and Danny Zhilkin

Youth Olympics 2020
Cedrick Guindon, Mats Lindgren, Paul Ludwinski, Tristan Luneau, Denton Mateychuk, Ty Nelson, Matthew Savoie and Noah Warren

2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Blacks: Jérémy Langlois, Kaleb Lawrence, Shane Wright and Danny Zhilkin

Reds: Nathan Gaucher

Whites: Liam Arnsby, Tyler Brennan, Matthew Savoie and Graham Sward

2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Reds: Stephan Halliday and Matthew Maggio

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