We don't have much depth as far as left hand defensemen are concerned with only 3 of those players who will most likely make it. With his play in the playoffs and his impact at the Worlds last year he definitely deserves an invite to camp. You can't have all your dmen play offensively, with his size and shutdown ability he deserves a chance.
There's three shutdown lefties who get in before Methot 11 out of 10 times.
Very underrated on this forum (and especially by the media), but no.
The surprising thing for people who may not watch him is that he isn't your proto-typical shutdown defenseman. He can really skate and has a decent outlet pass... also, for me, his patience with the puck in the defensive zone is really, really impressive. Too often you will see a defensive defenseman just try to get the puck out as quickly as possible. He can hold on to it, make a nice move and then get the puck out.