Canada World Juniors 2022 roster: Full list of players, NHL prospects announced for Team Canada

One of hockey’s top leagues, which showcases the game’s biggest stars under the age of 20, is expected to begin at the end of the month. The 2022 IIHF World Children’s Ice Hockey Championship, also known as the World Juniors, will bring together the best and brightest from 10 countries in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta.

Edmonton served as a host last year, despite having no fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. The United States won gold, the fifth title at the event, while Canada and Finland won silver and bronze respectively.

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This year’s tournament also coincides with the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, where many of the NHL’s top stars can match up with their respective countries. This is also the last time Canada will host for at least the next two years, with next year’s tournament scheduled to be held in Russia and the 2024 tournament scheduled to be held in Sweden.

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Team Canada has won two of the last four World Juniors titles, in 2018 and 2020. MVP of the 2020 tournament, Alexis Lafrenière of Canada, was selected first in the 2020 NHL Tournament by Rangers.

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Sporting News has all the information you need about this year’s Canada Team roster and the tournament in general.

Canada World Juniors list 2022

Four top 10 picks from the 2021 NHL Draft, including first overall pick Owen Power and third overall pick Mason McTavish, were among the skaters selected to represent Canada at World Juniors this year.


Name position NHL Club (Round, Draft Year)
Connor Bedard Front 2022-eligible
Xavier Bourgault Front 2022-eligible
Mavrik Bourque Front Dallas (1, 2020)
Will Cuylle Front 2022-eligible
Elliot Desnoyers Front 2022-eligible
Ridly Greig Front Ottawa (1, 2020)
Dylan Guenther Front Arizona (1, 2021)
Kent Johnson Front Columbus (1, 2021)
Mason McTavish Front Anaheim (1, 2021)
Jake’s Neighbor Front St. Louis (1, 2020)
Cole Perfetti Front Winnipeg (1, 2020)
Justin Sordif Front Florida (3, 2020)
Logan Stankoven Front Dallas (2, 2021)
Shane Wright Front 2022-eligible
Lukas Cormier Defense Vegas (3, 2020)
Kaiden Guhle Defense Montreal (1, 2020)
Carson Lambos Defense Minnesota (1, 2021)
Ryan O’Rourke Defense Minnesota (2, 2020)
Owen Power Defense Buffalo (1, 2021)
Donovan Sebrango Defense Detroit (3, 2020)
Ronan Seeley Defense Carolina (7, 2020)
Olen Zellweger Defense Anaheim (2, 2021)


Name position NHL Club (Round, Draft Year)
Brett Brochu Goalie 2022-eligible
Sebastian Cossa Goalie Detroit (1, 2021)
Dylan Garand Goalie New York Rangers (4, 2020)

When does the 2022 World Children’s Championship start?

  • Start day: December 26, 2021
  • Last day: January 5, 2022
  • Team Number: ten
  • Location: Rogers Place (Edmonton, Alta.) and Peavey Mart Centrium (Red Deer, Alta.)

This year’s World Children’s Championship begins right after Christmas, December 26, also known as Gifting Day in Canada. The tournament will run for 11 days and run through the first week of 2022. It will be held at two locations in Alberta: Rogers Place in Edmonton, home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings, and the Peaver Mart Centrium in Red Deer, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels.

Canada World Juniors . Hockey Schedule

Team Canada is one of 10 teams competing at this year’s World Juniors. It will play in Group A. The opponents in the group will be Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Austria.

Day Game Time (ET)
December 26 Canada vs Czech Republic 7 pm
December 28 Canada vs Austria 7 pm
December 29 Canada vs. virtue 7 pm
December 31 Canada vs. Finland 7 pm
January 2, 2022 Relegation and quarter-finals TBD
January 3, 2022 Relegation TBD
January 4, 2022 Semifinal TBD
January 5, 2022 Bronze medal game 4 pm
January 5, 2022 Gold medal game 8pm

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