Hockey Canada has announced its slate of 41 players invited to its National Junior Team summer development camp, set for Aug. 3-8 in Brossard, Montreal and Sherbrooke, Que.
The list includes 11 returning members from the squad that finished fourth at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
Connor McDavid, Sam Reinhart, Aaron Ekblad and Jonathan Drouin headline the returnees but they are joined by a wealth of prospects from Canadian NHL clubs, including Winnipeg Jets prospects Nicolas Petan and Josh Morrissey, Montreal Canadiens prospect Zachary Fucale, Toronto Maple Leafs pick Frederik Gauthier, Vancouver Canucks prospect Bo Horvat and Ottawa Senators pick Curtis Lazar.
The list also features some of the top names eligible for Friday's 2015 NHL Draft, beyond Reinhart and Ekblad. Sam Bennett, Michael Dal Colle, Jake Virtanen, Nick Ritchie and Haydn Fleury are all projected Top 10 picks that got the invite to the camp.
Other prospects of note that got invited include: Darnell Nurse and Greg Chase (Edmonton), Max Domi (Phoenix), Morgan Klimchuk (Calgary), Eric Comrie (Winnipeg), Jeremy Gregoire (Montreal) and Ben Harpur (Ottawa).
A total of 22 players will be selected to represent Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015 in Montreal and Toronto.