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We are officially a week away from the 2022 World Juniors kicking off action, and Team Canada has finalized its roster.

Hockey Canada announced its final 25-man roster that will participate in the tournament taking place in Edmonton. While there are plenty of familiar names, Canada is lacking some of its true star power it had in December when the games originally were slated to take place.

Notable names that are not participating in the competition in August are forwards Cole Perfetti, Jake Neighbours, Dylan Guenther and Shane Wright, as well as defensemen Owen Power and Kaiden Guhle. All are likely holding out in preparation for the upcoming NHL season, where they all have a chance at making their clubs out of camp. The exception is Guenther, who is dealing with a knee injury.

However, there are still talented players on the roster, including Connor Bedard, Mason McTavish, Kent Johnson and Sebastian Cossa, and Canada should once again be one of the best teams at the World Juniors.

MORE: When is the World Juniors 2022?

Here is a look at Team Canada’s roster for the 2022 World Juniors.

Team Canada 2022 World Juniors roster

With the final roster announced, barring any injuries/last-minute changes, there are nine changes to the personnel.

At the forward group, out are Perfetti, Wright, Neighbours, Guenther, Xavier Bourgault, Mavrik Bourque and Justin Sourdif. In their places are William Dufour, Tyson Foerster, Nathan Gaucher, Riley Kidney, Zack Ostapchuk, Brennan Othmann and Joshua Roy.

On the blue line, replacing Power and Guhle are Daemon Hunt and Jack Thompson. All three goaltenders return from the December roster for Canada.

Forwards

Name
NHL Rights (Draft)
Connor Bedard
2023 draft eligible
Will Cuylle
Rangers (2020 2nd round)
Elliot Desnoyers
Flyers (2020 5th round)
William Dufour
Islanders (2020 5th round)
Tyson Foerster
Flyers (2020 1st round)
Nathan Gaucher
Ducks (2022 1st round)
Ridly Greig
Senators (2020 1st round)
Kent Johnson
Blue Jackets (2021 1st round)
Riley Kidney
Canadiens (2021 2nd round)
Mason McTavish
Ducks (2021 1st round)
Zack Ostapchuk
Senators (2021 2nd round)
Brennan Othmann
Rangers (2021 1st round)
Joshua Roy
Canadiens (2021 5th round)
Logan Stankoven
Stars (2021 2nd round)

Defensemen

Name
NHL Rights (Draft)
Lukas Cormier
Golden Knights (2020 3rd round)
Daemon Hunt
Wild (2020 3rd round)
Carson Lambos
Wild (2021 1st round)
Ryan O’Rourke
Wild (2020 2nd round)
Donovan Sebrango
Red Wings (2020 3rd round)
Ronan Seeley
Hurricanes (2020 2nd round)
Jack Thompson
Lightning (2020 3rd round)
Olen Zellweger
Ducks (2021 2nd round)

Goalies

Name
NHL Rights (Draft)
Brett Brochu
Undrafted free agent
Sebastian Cossa
Red Wings (2021 1st round)
Dylan Garand
Rangers (20202 4th round)

When do the 2022 World Juniors start?

Start date: Tuesday, Aug. 9
End date: Saturday, Aug. 20

After the tournament was canceled in December of 2021, the IIHF is trying again for the 2022 edition in August. It will start on Aug. 9 and run for 12 days to Aug. 20.

The group stage starts on Aug. 9 and will take place over the first seven days of the competition. The quarterfinals will all be on Aug. 17, the semifinals on Aug. 19 and the tournament will conclude with the bronze and gold medal games on Aug. 20.

How to watch Team Canada hockey games on TV, live stream

TV channel (Canada): TSN
Live stream (Canada): TSN.ca, TSN app
TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
Live stream (U.S.): fuboTV

TSN and the NHL Network will once again be home to all of the action for the 2022 World Juniors.

Canadian viewers can watch the competition on TSN, or can stream the games through TSN.ca or in the TSN app.

The American audience can view the games live on TV on the NHL Network, or can stream it through fuboTV.

Canada World Juniors schedule 2022

The format for the 2022 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five teams playing a preliminary round-robin to determine seeding, followed by a single-elimination tournament.

Canada drew into Group B as the top team, where they will face off against Finland, Czechia, Slovakia and Latvia.

(All times Eastern)

Date
Opponent
Result
TV info
Aug. 10
Latvia

6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 11
Slovakia

6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 13
Czechia

6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 15
Finland

6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 17
Quarterfinals

TBD (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 19
Semifinals

TBD (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 20
Bronze/Gold

TBD (TSN, NHLN)

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