Connor Bedard Team Canada roster
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Hockey Canada has announced its star-studded roster for the 2024 IIHF World Championship.

Team Canada 2024 World Championship roster

The tournament will take place from May 10-26 in Prague and Ostrava, Czechia.

The Canada roster is headlined by none other than Connor Bedard, the first overall pick in the 2023 NHL Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Bedard, just 18 years old, has already made a name for himself in his rookie NHL season, leading all rookies with 61 points (22 goals, 39 assists) in 68 games. His exceptional play has earned him a spot as a finalist for the prestigious Calder Trophy.

Despite the Blackhawks’ failure to make the postseason, Bedard expressed excitement about representing Canada once more on the international stage.

Joining Bedard are two other young stars: Adam Fantilli, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ second overall pick in the 2023 draft, and Macklin Celebrini, projected to be the top pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.

Fantilli impressed in his rookie season with the Blue Jackets, tallying 27 points in 49 games before a calf injury cut his campaign short.

Celebrini, a 17-year-old forward, won the Hobey Baker Award as the top men’s college player after a stellar freshman season at Boston University.

The roster also features a strong veteran presence, with notable names such as goalie Jordan Binnington (St. Louis Blues) and defensemen Bowen Byram, Owen Power (Buffalo Sabres) and Colton Parayko (Blues).

The forward group includes Michael Bunting (Pittsburgh Penguins), Dawson Mercer (New Jersey Devils), and Andrew Mangiapane (Calgary Flames), the 2021 tournament MVP.

Here’s the full Team Canada World Championship roster for 2024:

PositionPlayer NameTeam
ForwardConnor BedardChicago Blackhawks
ForwardMichael BuntingPittsburgh Penguins
ForwardMacklin CelebriniNHL Draft 2024
ForwardDylan CozensBuffalo Sabres
ForwardAdam FantilliColumbus Blue Jackets
ForwardRidly GreigOttawa Senators
ForwardDylan GuentherArizona Coyotes
ForwardAndrew MangiapaneCalgary Flames
ForwardJack McBainMinnesota
ForwardJared McCannSeattle Kraken
ForwardDawson MercerNew Jersey Devils
ForwardBrandon TanevSeattle Kraken
DefenseBowen ByramBuffalo Sabres
DefenseKaiden GuhleMontreal Canadiens
DefenseJamie OleksiakSeattle Kraken
DefenseColton ParaykoSt. Louis Blues
DefenseOwen PowerBuffalo Sabres
DefenseDamon SeversonNew Jersey Devils
DefenseOlen ZellwegerAnaheim Ducks
GoaltenderJordan BinningtonSt. Louis Blues
GoaltenderNico DawsNew Jersey Devils
GoaltenderJoel HoferSt. Louis Blues

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, Hockey Canada expects to add more NHL players to the team. Rumors suggest Anaheim Ducks forward Mason McTavish and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby may be among those joining.

Canada’s quest for back-to-back gold medals begins on May 11 against Great Britain. With a nice blend of youth and experience, Team Canada appears destined to make a strong run at the 2024 IIHF World Championship.

Including Bedard, Fantilli, and Celebrini alongside established NHL stars makes us excited about this squad’s potential to bring home gold for Canada again.