The Canadian Hockey League is proud to announce that a total of 48 current CHL players are listed on official International Ice Hockey Federation rosters to open the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.
The 48 players includes a representative from nine of the 10 participating countries including Canada who leads the way with 20 current CHL players followed by the Czech Republic with seven and Switzerland with six. An additional 10 players formerly competed in the CHL.
The Ontario Hockey League leads the way with 21 current players competing in the tournament followed by the Western Hockey League with 14 players, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 13 players.
33 CHL teams are represented by current players including 12 teams producing multiple players. The Oshawa Generals lead the way with four players competing in the tournament followed by the Spokane Chiefs with three, then two from each of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, Drummondville Voltigeurs, London Knights, Niagara IceDogs, Ottawa 67’s, Owen Sound Attack, Prince Albert Raiders, Rimouski Oceanic, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Last season, 58 CHL players competed in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo.
CHL Players Competing at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship:
Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Spokane Chiefs)
Evan Bouchard (London Knights)
Josh Brook (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Maxime Comtois (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Michael DiPietro (Ottawa 67’s)
Noah Dobson (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks)
Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Alexis Lafrenière (Rimouski Océanic)
Brett Leason (Prince Albert Raiders)
Jared McIsaac (Halifax Mooseheads)
Markus Phillips (Owen Sound Attack)
Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs)
Jack Studnicka (Oshawa Generals)
Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)
Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Joe Veleno (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Czech Republic (7):
Daniel Bukac (Niagara IceDogs)
Krystof Hrabik (Tri-City Americans)
Filip Kral (Spokane Chiefs)
Jakub Lauko (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Jiri Patera (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Matej Pekar (Barrie Colts)
Radim Salda (Rimouski Oceanic)
Additionally, Ondrej Machala formerly played for the Niagara IceDogs and Filip Zadina formerly played for the Halifax Mooseheads.
Phillip Schultz (Victoria Royals)
Mads Sogaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Additionally, Aleksi Heponiemi formerly played for the Swift Current Broncos, Henri Jokiharju formerly played for the Portland Winterhawks, Linus Nyman formerly played for the Kingston Frontenacs and Sami Moilanen formerly played for the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Alexander Alexeyev (Red Deer Rebels)
Dmitri Samorukov (Guelph Storm)
Additionally, Mark Rubinchik formerly played for the Saskatoon Blades.
Patrik Hrehorcak (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Michal Ivan (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Andrej Kukuca (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Milos Roman (Vancouver Giants)
Adam Ruzicka (Sarnia Sting)
Additionally, Adam Liska formerly played for the Kitchener Rangers and Milos Fafrak formerly played for the Spokane Chiefs.
Adam Boqvist (London Knights)
Rickard Hugg (Kitchener Rangers)
Additionally, Rasmus Sandin formerly played for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
David Aebischer (Gatineau Olympiques)
Nando Eggenberger (Oshawa Generals)
Nico Gross (Oshawa Generals)
Philipp Kurashev (Quebec Remparts)
Simon Le Coultre (Moncton Wildcats)
Valentin Nussbaumer (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Additionally, Justin Sigrist formerly played for the Kamloops Blazers.
United States (3):
Sasha Chmelevski (Ottawa 67’s)
Kyle Keyser (Oshawa Generals)
Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
For full coverage of the 2019 World Juniors visit iihf.com as well as hockeycanada.ca.