Buffalo Sabres prospects forward prospects Dylan Cozens and Jack Quinn have earned spots on Team Canada’s 25-man roster for the upcoming World Junior Championship.
Hockey Canada, which paused the team’s camp on Nov. 25 for 14 days following two positive COVID-19 tests, announced the roster today.
Cozens, 19, won a gold medal in last year’s tournament, scoring two goals and nine points in seven games. The center, the seventh overall pick in 2019, is expected to compete for an NHL job with the Sabres whenever training camp begins.
The Yukon native compiled 38 goals and 85 points for the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes last season.
Meanwhile, Quinn, 19, had never been invited to a Hockey Canada camp before this year, according to TSN. The Sabres drafted the winger eighth overall Oct. 6.
Quinn scored 52 goals for the Ottawa 67s last season, finishing second in the Ontario Hockey League. His 67s coach, André Tourigny, is also Canada’s coach for the tournament, which begins Christmas Day in Edmonton.
Players and staff will live in a “bubble” during the tournament. Fans cannot attend the games.