Canadian forward Josh Anderson will represent Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship being held in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland.
Canada has unveiled the list of 24 players who will represent the Maple Leaf and Anderson’s name appears on it.
Anderson, 28, scored 19 goals and had 13 assists in 68 games last season with the Bleu Blanc Rouge. He will be the only Habs representative to wear national team colors at the tournament, which takes place in Tampere and Helsinki, Finland from May 13-29.
Meet Team Canada! 🇨🇦
2️⃣4️⃣ players will wear the 🍁 at the 2022 IIHF World Championship in Tampere and Helsinki, Finland.
— Hockey Canada FR (@HockeyCanada_fr) May 9, 2022
Four Quebecers were selected to be part of the team. Defender Thomas Chabot will be part of the squad, as well as forwards Nicolas Roy, Maxime Comtois and Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Comtois is the only player from the 2021 edition who will be back this year.
20-year-old QMJHL graduate Dawson Mercer will also wear the Canadian uniform.
Canada will defend their 2021 title with a 3-2 win over Finland in the final. Canada had lost their first three games of the tournament before regrouping and claiming the crown.
For the 2022 edition, Claude Julien will be the head coach of the training. Behind the bench, he is mainly supported by Quebecer André Tourigny.
Canada opens the World Cup on May 13 against Germany. He also meets Italy, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Denmark and France in the preliminary round.
Canada has won the World Cup 27 times since 1931. He also collected 15 silver and seven bronze medals.
|Guardian||Logan Thompson||Calgary, AB||Vegas Golden Knights|
|Guardian||Chris Dryger||Winnipeg, MB||Seattle Kraken|
|Guardian||Matt Tomkins||Sherwood Park, AB||Frolunda HC (SHL)|
|defender||Zach Whitecloud||Brandon, MB||Vegas Golden Knights|
|defender||Nick Holden||St Albert, AB||Ottawa Senators|
|defender||Travis Sanheim||Moosehorn, MB||Philadelphia Flyer|
|defender||Damon Severson||Meville, Saskatchewan||New Jersey Devil|
|defender||Ryan Graves||Yarmouth, Nova Scotia||New Jersey Devil|
|defender||Dysine Mayo||Victoria, British Columbia||Arizona coyotes|
|defender||Thomas Chabot||Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec||Ottawa Senators|
|attacker||Nicholas Roy||Amos, Quebec||Vegas Golden Knights|
|attacker||Matthew Barsal||Coquitlam, British Columbia||New York Islanders|
|attacker||Adam Lowry||Calgary, AB||Winnipeg Jets|
|attacker||DawsonMercer||Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador||New Jersey Devil|
|attacker||Drake Batherson||New Minas, Nova Scotia||Ottawa Senators|
|attacker||Eric O’Dell||Ottawa, ON||Dynamo Moscow (KHL)|
|attacker||Dylan Cozens||Whitehorse, Yukon||buffalo saber|
|attacker||Cole Sillinger||Regina, Saskatchewan||Columbus blue jackets|
|attacker||Maxim Comtois||Longueuil, Quebec||Anaheim ducks|
|attacker||Morgan geekie||Strathclair, MB||Seattle Kraken|
|attacker||Noah Gregory||Beaumont, AB||Sharks of San Jose|
|attacker||Josh Anderson||Burlington, Ont.||Montreal Canadiens|
|attacker||Pierre Luc Dubois||Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec||Winnipeg Jets|
|attacker||KentJohnson||Port Moody, British Columbia||Columbus blue jackets|