Hamonic, Tavares Invited to Canada's National Men's Team Orientation Camp

Canada's Olympic roster to be selected from 47 players at camp in August

Monday, 07.22.2013 / 2:00 PM ET / News
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Hamonic, Tavares Invited to Canada\'s National Men\'s Team Orientation Camp
Canada\'s Olympic roster to be selected from 47 players at camp in August

CALGARY, Alta. – New York Islanders forward John Tavares and defenseman Travis Hamonic have been invited by Hockey Canada, along with Canada’s National Men’s Team management group, to attend a national team orientation camp from Aug. 25-28 in Calgary.

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Canada’s National Men’s Team management group is comprised of executive director Steve Yzerman (Nepean, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL), along with Doug Armstrong (Sarnia, Ont./St. Louis, NHL), Ken Holland (Vernon, B.C./Detroit, NHL), Kevin Lowe (Lachute, Que./Edmonton, NHL), Bob Nicholson (Penticton, B.C./Hockey Canada) and Brad Pascall (Coquitlam, B.C./Hockey Canada). Peter Chiarelli (Ottawa, Ont./ Boston, NHL) is also working with the management group.

Mike Babcock (Saskatoon, Sask./Detroit, NHL) will be the head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Team, with three associate coaches: Ken Hitchcock (Edmonton, Alta./St. Louis, NHL), Claude Julien (Orleans, Ont./Boston, NHL) and Lindy Ruff (Warburg, Alta./Dallas, NHL).

The orientation camp will offer the opportunity for management, the coaching staff and Hockey Canada to present the players with the team’s plans for Sochi, such as playing systems, international rules and regulations and logistics. Hockey Canada held similar camps prior to the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

“I would like to congratulate the players being invited today to our orientation camp,” said Yzerman. “This marks an important step for this program, as it is our only opportunity to be together as a group before Sochi.”

“On behalf of Hockey Canada, we thank the players and staff that will be part of the orientation camp in August,” said Pascall. “This camp is very important in our preparation for the upcoming season Sochi, as it allows the management group, coaching staff, support staff and players to share information and continue our planning and preparation for Sochi in February.”

The camp roster includes:

• five goaltenders, 17 defencemen and 25 forwards;

• 46 players with international experience, including 38 with international experience at the senior level (Olympic Winter Games, IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship);

• 15 players who won gold with Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games;

• 18 players who played for Canada at the 2002, 2006 or 2010 Olympic Winter Games;

• 38 players who have played for Canada at an IIHF World Championship;

• 31 players who have played for Canada at an IIHF World Junior Championship;

• 17 players who have played for Canada at an IIHF World Under-18 Championship;

• four players who won the 2004 World Cup of Hockey with Canada;

• three of the eight Canadian players in the IIHF Triple Gold Club, having won Olympic gold, IIHF World Championship gold and a Stanley Cup:

o Patrice Bergeron, Eric Staal, Jonathan Toews;

o Mike Babcock is the only coach in the IIHF Triple Gold Club;

• one player (Corey Crawford) who has yet to represent Canada in international competition;

• eight players (Karl Alzner, Crawford, Travis Hamonic, Braden Holtby, Kris Letang, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Carey Price) who have yet to represent Canada internationally at the senior level.

Collectively, the 47 players invited to orientation camp have:

• appeared in 1,295 games for Team Canada;

• won 96 gold medals for Canada in international competition;

• appeared in 21,728 NHL regular season games, 2,369 NHL playoff games and 57 NHL All-Star Games;

• won 34 Stanley Cups.

Chicago leads all NHL teams with five players invited to camp, followed by Pittsburgh and San Jose with four:

• 5 – Chicago

• 4 – Pittsburgh, San Jose

• 3 – Boston, Los Angeles, Washington

• 2– Anaheim, Carolina, Edmonton, Montreal, N.Y. Islanders, N.Y. Rangers, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Vancouver

• 1 – Colorado, Nashville, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Toronto, Winnipeg

Camp averages:

• Average age (as of Aug. 26, 2013): 27 years, 6 months, 25 days

• Average height (as of Aug. 26, 2013): 6’1.5”

• Average weight (as of Aug. 26, 2013): 206 lbs

Details on Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp will be announced at a later date, including an event schedule and the media accreditation process.

In addition to the camp roster, Yzerman also announced Canada’s support staff that will work with the team at the orientation camp and will be nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
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13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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R. Strome 2 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 2 2 0 2 2
K. Okposo 2 1 1 1 2
J. Tavares 2 0 2 1 2
C. Clutterbuck 2 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 2 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 2 0 1 0 1
L. Visnovsky 2 0 1 3 1
F. Nielsen 2 0 1 0 1
 
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J. Halak 1 1 0 .917 2.52

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