For the second straight year, Oshawa Generals’ captain Michael Dal Colle will be skating to get his name on the roster of Canada’s World Junior team.
The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship training camp, which runs from Dec. 10 to 14 in Etobicoke, includes a roster of 30 prospective players who will be looking to wear the maple leaf for the Junior Championships, which kicks off on Dec. 26 in Helsinki, Finland.
The lone General on the roster, Dal Colle is joined by other top OHL prospects, such as Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs and Mitchell Marner of the London Knights.
Gens’ GM Roger Hunt said he was extremely proud of his team’s captain.
“He is an elite player, our captain and a Memorial Cup champion. We hope to see him as a Canadian World Junior medallist, and we know he will represent the Oshawa Generals well,” Hunt said in a press release.
Dal Colle has spent his four OHL years with the Generals and led the team’s fifth Memorial Cup winning season last year with 93 points.
The New York Islanders draft pick will be looking to improve on last year’s World Junior training camp, which saw him fall short of a spot on the team that went on to win a gold medal in Toronto, defeating Russia 5-4 in the final.