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Studnicka seeing berth on World Juniors squad

Oshawa Generals captain Jack Studnicka has been invited to participate in Hockey Canada’s World Junior Showcase in Kamloops, B.C. later this summer. A strong performance could earn him a spot on the final roster for this December’s World Junior Championships. (Photo by Joel Wittnebel)

Oshawa Generals captain Jack Studnicka has been invited to participate in Hockey Canada’s World Junior Showcase in Kamloops later this summer.

The final roster will compete in December at the World Junior Championships held in Vancouver and Victoria.

Selected by the Generals 21st overall in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, Studnicka has registered 44 goals and 106 assists for 150 points in 192 career games with the Generals. In 2017 the Boston Bruins selected him in the second round (53rd overall) of the NHL Draft. He signed a three-year entry level contract with the Bruins in September 2017. This past spring, he spent time with the Bruins’ AHL team in Providence, seeing action in five games scoring a goal and four assists.

Internationally, Studnicka has represented his country on multiple occasions. He represented Canada Red at the World U17 Hockey Challenge during his rookie season with the Gens. He was named to Team Canada’s roster at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Championship and 2017 World U18 Championship.

“Jack has proven at all levels with Hockey Canada that he deserves to be amongst the country’s best,” said vice-president and general manager Roger Hunt. “It’s great to see Jack along with Kyle Keyser (of Team USA) get the opportunity to prove they belong on these teams.”

This summer camp with Hockey Canada will help determine the invitees to the December selection camp in hopes to be named to the final roster.