As a very news-filled Monday chugs along, we have even more World Junior Championship roster news that involves the Calgary Flames.
Goaltender Tyler Parsons and defenseman Adam Fox, both 2016 draft picks, have been invited to the selection camp for Team USA’s World Junior tournament roster.
Parsons, 19, was selected by the Flames in the second round last summer. A product of the OHL’s London Knights, he backstopped his team to a Memorial Cup title last spring. One of three goalies invited to the camp, it’ll be his first time representing USA Hockey if he makes the team.
Fox, 18, was selected by the Flames in the third round of the 2016 Draft. He set the single season defenseman scoring record for the U.S. National Development Team last season and is now scoring at over a point-per-game pace for Harvard University (where he goes to school as a freshman). He’s one of eight defenders invited and it would be his third time representing his country if he makes the team.
Matthew Tkachuk, another 2016 NHL draftee, is eligible for the World Juniors this season, but it seems fairly obvious that the Flames plan on keeping him around the NHL roster for the foreseeable future.
All together, this makes five Flames prospects that have been invited to World Junior selection camps: Dillon Dube (Canada), Oliver Kylington (Sweden), Pavel Karnaukhov (Russia), and Parsons and Fox (USA).