The Maple Leafs will be well represented at Canada’s national junior team development camp from August 4-10 in Montreal and Lake Placid, NY with four players attending. The Leafs are sending the most players to the camp with three other teams sending three players.
Defencemen Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw) and Matt Finn (Guelph) along with forwards Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski) and Ryan Rupert (London) will be taking part in the camp which is the first step in selecting Canada’s World Junior team for the tournament running from December 26-January 5 in Malmo, Sweden.
The first two days of camp will be in Brossard, Quebec before shifting to Lake Placid where the team will be take part in exhibition games against the United States, Sweden and Finland.
Hockey Canada announced that Rielly along with Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon and Griffin Reinhart will not travel with the team to Lake Placid and only skate in the first two days of camp in Quebec. All four played on Canada’s team that finished fourth in Russia at the 2013 WJC.