RD Aaron Ekblad (2014, 1st overall, Florida)
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01-10-2012, 03:24 PM
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Does anyone think he could make next year's World Junior team? He'd already have one full year of CHL play under his belt, his size would not be an issue, and if he already plays a very mature game then would it be possible to see him as a 16 year old for Canada?
I doubt he makes the team, but I could see him make the final camp. People talk about not inviting Mackinnon to the camp, but Nate was in a position where it was his rookie season, and he lacked major international experience. By time December 2012 roles around, he will have experienced the U-17, at least one U-18 (maybe 2) and the Subway Super Series.
But no i dont think he has much of a shot. Firstly, with 3 eligible defenders to return, that leaves maybe only 4 open spots. Siemens, Dumba, Ceci, Percy, Rielly all have good shots to make it
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