NUGENT-HOPKINS NAMED CAPTAIN FOR TEAM CANADA IN WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
By Josh Evans, OKC Barons
Oklahoma City Barons centerman Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was named captain for Team Canada’s World Junior team, Hockey Canada announced today.
Nugent-Hopkins, a 6-1, 175-pounder has appeared in 19 games with the Barons this season, scoring 20 points (8-12-20). The #1 overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft was assigned to Team Canada by the Edmonton Oilers on December 10. The 2013 World Junior Championship begins December 26 in Ufa, Russia. Team Canada is joined by teams from the United States, Russia, Slovakia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Latvia. Coverage of the event can be seen in the U.S. on NHL Network.
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