Bad news, everybody. Calgary Flames top prospect Jakob Pelletier was invited to Canada’s World Junior selection camp. But he’ll be missing the camp (and the tournament) due to an injury.
— QMJHL Insider (@QMJHL_Insider) December 8, 2019
Pelletier suffered a lower body injury in Moncton’s 6-2 win on Thursday over Victoriaville. Pelletier had an assist in that game.
Here’s the Jakob Pelletier injury that’ll force him to miss Canada’s World Junior evaluation camp from Dec 9-12 in Oakville and unfortunately Jakob won’t have the chance to wear the 🇨🇦 jersey at the #WorldJuniors. @NHLFlames @HockeyCanada @HC_WJC pic.twitter.com/FbO7nnThvY
— Denis Leblanc (@DenisL_1981) December 8, 2019
The injury apparently isn’t considered terribly serious, but it’ll be enough to keep him away from the camp. And if you’re not at camp, you can’t make the team. At this rate, Dustin Wolf (of the United States) may be the only Flames prospect at the World Juniors.
Even after missing a pair of games this weekend, Pelletier is fifth in the QMJHL in scoring. He’ll still be eligible to play at next year’s World Juniors.