Meet Team Canada for the 2017 Spengler Cup (and likely the 2018 Olympics, too)!

If you didn’t know that Team Canada had won the last two Spengler Cups, you wouldn’t be alone. This yearly hockey tournament which takes place at the same time as the U-20 World Junior Championship deserves a bigger audience for the 2017 edition because of the fact that it is very likely that this will be the same team (at least, very similar) to the one that represents Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

There are plenty of players on the team that you may not recognize at first glance, but there are enough NHL games on this roster to make you believe that not only will they three-peat at the Spengler Cup, but they may just make it to the medal round against the other NHL-less nations.

Who are the other teams in this tournament, you ask? The host this year is HC Davos (NLA), and the other four team in this six-team tournament are Finland’s HPK (Liiga), Czech Republic’s Mountfield HK (Czech), Latvia’s Dinamo Riga (KHL) and the Switzerland National Team.

Here is Canada’s roster for the Spengler Cup:

GOALTENDERS:

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BARRY BRUST – #33
6’2/227
Age: 34
Swan River, MAN
NHL Draft: 3rd Round/73rd Overall/2002 (MIN)

2017-2018 Team:
HC Fribourg-Gotteron (NLA) – 22GP – 2.39GAA – 0.917SV%

NHL Stats:
11GP – 2W – 4L – 1OTL – 3.70GAA – 0.878SV% (LA – 2006-2007)

Previous International Experience:
2016-2017: 1GP – 3.69GAA – 0.765SV% (Deutschland Cup)

KEVIN POULIN – #31
6’2/205
Age: 27
Montreal, QUE
NHL Draft: 5th Round/126th Overall/2008 (NYI)

2017-2018 Team:
Medvescak Zagreb (EBEL) – 16GP – 2.55GAA – 0.928SV%

NHL Stats: 
50GP – 18W – 25L – 3OTL – 3.07GAA – 0.899SV% (NYI – 2010-2015)

Previous International Experience:
2017-2018: 4GP – 2.02GAA – 0.897SV%

 

DEFENSEMEN:

VICTOR BARTLEY – #78
6’0/216
Age: 29
Maple Ridge, BC
NHL Draft: Undrafted

2017-2018 Team:
Orebro HK (SHL) – 22GP – 0G – 7A – 7PTS – 8PIMS – -7

NHL Stats:
121GP – 1G – 22A – 23PTS – 61PIMS – +5 (NSH/MTL – 2012-2016)

Previous International Experience:
2004-2005 – 6GP – 0G – 5A – 5PTS – 4PIMS (WHC-17)
2005-2006 – 7GP – 1G – 1A – 2PTS – 10PIMS – +6 (WJC-18)

JEREMY DAVIES – #76
5’11/181
Age: 21
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QUE
NHL Draft: 7th Round/192nd Overall/2016 (NJ)

2017-2018 Team:
Northeastern Univ. (NCAA) – 17GP – 3G – 13A – 16PTS – 12PIMS – +2

NHL Stats:
None

Previous International Experience:
None

 

CODY GOLOUBEF – #27
6’1/201
Age: 28
Oakville, ON
NHL Draft: 2nd Round/37th Overall/2008 (CBJ)

2017-2018 Team:
Stockton (AHL) – 23GP – 4G – 8A – 12PTS – 34PIMS – +8

NHL Stats:
129GP – 2G – 21A – 23PTS – 66PIMS – -4 (CBJ/COL – 2011-2017)

Previous International Experience:
2005-2006: 5GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 2PIMS (WHC-17)
2008-2009: 6GP – 0G – 1A – 1PTS – 8PIMS – +10 (WJC-20)

 

BRANDON HICKEY – #4
6’2/190
Age: 21
Leduc, AB
NHL Draft: 3rd Round/64th Overall/2014 (CGY)
NHL Rights: ARI (via trade, June 17/2017)

2017-2018 Team:
Boston Univ. (NCAA) – 14GP – 3G – 2A – 5PTS – 28PIMS – -3

NHL Stats: 
None

Previous International Experience:
2013-2014: 4GP – 0G – 1A – 1PTS – 2PIMS (WJAC-19)

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MAXIM NOREAU – #56
6’0/198
Age: 30
Montreal, QUE
NHL Draft: Undrafted

2017-2018 Team:
SC Bern (NLA) – 22GP – 6G – 12A – 18PTS – 8PIMS – +6

NHL Stats:
6GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 0PIMS – -1 (MIN – 2009-2011)

Previous International Experience:
2012-2013: 4GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 2PIMS – +1 (Spengler Cup)
2013-2014: 2GP – 1G – 0A – 1PTS – 0PIMS – -2 (Spengler Cup)
2016-2017: 5GP – 3G – 1A – 4PTS – 0PIMS – EVEN (Spengler Cup)
2017-2018: 8GP – 2G – 0A – 2PTS – 6PIMS

 

JEFF SCHULTZ – #22
6’6/225
Age: 31
Calgary, AB
NHL Draft: 1st Round/27th Overall/2004 (WSH)

2017-2018 Team:
San Diego Gulls (AHL) – 19GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS – 6PIMS – -5

NHL Stats:
409GP – 11G – 65A – 76PTS – 137PIMS – +78 (WSH/LA – 2006-2016)

Previous International Experience:
2003-2004: 7GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 2PIMS – +5 (WJC-18)

 

FORWARDS:

MATT D’AGOSTINI – RW – #36
6’0/198
Age: 31
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
NHL Draft: 6th Round/190th Overall/2005 (MTL)

2017-2018 Team:
HC Ambri-Piotta (NLA) – 32GP – 12G – 16A – 28PTS – 59PIMS – -7

NHL Stats:
321GP – 52G – 55A – 107PTS – 147PIMS – -32 (MTL/STL/NJ/PIT/BUF – 2007-2014)

Previous International Experience:
2015-2016: 4GP – 1G – 1A – 2PTS – 2PIMS – -1 (Spengler Cup)

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ANDREW EBBETT – C/LW – #19
5’9/176
Age: 34
Vernon, BC
NHL Draft: Undrafted

2017-2018 Team:
SC Bern (NLA) – 32GP – 11G – 24A – 35PTS – 8PIMS – +14

NHL Stats:
224GP – 26G – 45A – 71PTS – 50PIMS – EVEN (ANA/CHI/MIN/PHX/VAN/PIT – 2007-2015)

Previous International Experience:
2016-2017: 5GP – 4G – 4A – 8PTS – 0PIMS – EVEN (Spengler Cup)
2017-2018: 5GP – 0G – 2A – 2PTS – 2PIMS

 

JAKE EVANS – C/RW – #18
6’0/185
Age: 21
Toronto, ON
NHL Draft: 7th Round/207th Overall/2014 (MTL)

2017-2018 Team:
Univ. of Notre Dame (NCAA) – 20GP – 7G – 21A – 28PTS – 10PIMS – +19

NHL Stats:
None

Previous International Experience:
2012-2013: 5GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 10PIMS (WJAC-19)
2013-2014: 4GP – 1G – 1A – 2PTS – 2PIMS (WJAC-19)

 

CURTIS HAMILTON – LW/RW – #10
6’2/212
Age: 26
Kelowna, BC
NHL Draft: 2nd Round/48th Overall/2010 (EDM)

2017-2018 Team:
SC Rapperswil-Jona (NLB) – Has not played

NHL Stats:
1GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 5PIMS – EVEN (EDM – 2014-2015)

Previous International Experience:
2008-2009: 6GP – 1G – 4A – 5PTS – 4PIMS – +5 (WJC-18)
2010-2011: 7GP – 4G – 0A – 4PTS – 2PIMS – +1 (WJC-20)
2014-2015: 4GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 2PIMS – -2 (Spengler Cup)
2016-2017: 3GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 4PIMS – EVEN (Deutschland Cup)

 

CHRIS KELLY – C/LW – #21
6’0/194
Age: 37
Toronto, ON
NHL Draft: 3rd Round/94th Overall/1999 (OTT)

2017-2018 Team:
Belleville Senators (AHL) – 9GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 10PIMS – -1

NHL Stats:
833GP – 123G – 166A – 289PTS – 415PIMS – +39 (OTT/BOS – 2003-2017)

Previous International Experience:
None

 

JAY MCCLEMENT – C – #11
6’1/205
Age: 34
Kingston, ON
NHL Draft: 2nd Round/5th Overall/2001 (STL)

2017-2018 Team:
EHC Olten (NLB) – 15GP – 2G – 12A – 14PTS – 12PIMS – +7

NHL Stats:
906GP – 90G – 154A – 244PTS – 325PIMS – -116 (STL/COL/TOR/CAR – 2005-2017)

Previous International Experience:
1999-2000 – 6GP – 1G – 1A – 2PTS – 8PIMS (WHC-17)
2000-2001 – 3GP – 1G – 0A – 1PTS – 2PIMS (U-18 Nations Cup)
2001-2002 – 7GP – 1G – 1A – 2PTS – 2PIMS – +1 (WJC-20)
2006-2007 – 9GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS – 4PIMS – +2 (World Championship)

DAVID MCINTYRE – C – #7
6’0/194
Age: 30
Oakville, ON
NHL Draft: 5th Round/138th Overall/2006 (DAL)

2017-2018 Team:
EV Zug (NLA) – 25GP – 8G – 9A – 17PTS – 16PIMS – +5

NHL Stats:
7GP – 1G – 1A – 2PTS – 2PIMS – -1 (MIN – 2011-2012)

Previous International Experience: 
2016-2017: 5GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 0PIMS – -1 (Spengler Cup)
2017-2018: 3GP – 0G – 0A – 0PTS – 2PIMS

 

PIERRE-ALEXANDRE PARENTEAU – RW – #15
6’0/205
Age: 34
Hull, QUE
NHL Draft: 9th Round/264th Overall/2001 (ANA)

2017-2018 Team:
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL) – 13GP – 2G – 10A – 12PTS – 4PIMS – +8

NHL Stats:
491GP – 114G – 182A – 296PTS – 342PIMS – -45 (CHI/NYR/NYI/COL/MTL/TOR/NJ/NSH – 2006-2017)

Previous International Experience:
2002-2003 – 6GP – 4G – 3A – 7PTS – 2PIMS – +2 (WJC-20)
2017-2018 – 3GP – 0G – 1A – 1PTS – 2PIMS

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MASON RAYMOND – LW – #9
6’1/179
Age: 32
Cochrane, AB
NHL Draft: 2nd Round/51st Overall/2006 (VAN)

2017-2018 Team:
SC Bern (NLA) – 23GP – 11G – 10A – 21PTS – 4PIMS – +5

NHL Stats:
546GP – 115G – 136A – 251PTS – 156PIMS – -2 (VAN/TOR/CGY/ANA – 2007-2017)

Previous International Experience:
2009-2010: 3GP – 0G – 1A – 1PTS – 0PIMS – -1 (World Championship)
2016-2017: 5GP – 3G – 3A – 6PTS – 2PIMS – EVEN (Spengler Cup)
2017-2018: 5GP – 2G – 1A – 3PTS – 37PIMS

 

DYLAN SIKURA – C – #74
5’11/174
Age: 22
Aurora, ON
NHL Draft: 6th Round/178th Overall/2014 (CHI)

2017-2018 Team:
Northeastern Univ. (NCAA) – 15GP – 9G – 13A – 22PTS – 8PIMS – +3

NHL Stats:
None

Previous International Experience:
None

 

NICK SPALING – C/LW – #16
6’1/198
Age: 29
Palmerston, ON
NHL Draft: 2nd Round/58th Overall/2007 (NSH)

2017-2018 Team:
Geneve-Servette HC (NLA) – 25GP – 9G – 8A – 17PTS – 4PIMS – +14

NHL Stats:
437GP – 52G – 72A – 124PTS – 120PIMS – -26 (NSH/PIT/TOR/SJ – 2009-2016)

Previous International Experience:
2016-2017: 4GP – 1G – 2A – 3PTS – 2PIMS – +2 (Spengler Cup)

 

CHRISTIAN THOMAS – LW/RW – #26
5’9/174
Age: 25
Toronto, ON
NHL Draft: 2nd Round/40th Overall/2010 (NYR)

2017-2018 Team:
Wilkes-Barre Scranton (AHL) – 20GP – 6G – 7A – 13PTS – 8PIMS – -5

NHL Stats:
27GP – 1G – 2A – 3PTS – 9PIMS – -2 (NYR/MTL/ARI – 2012-2016)

Previous International Experience:
2008-2009: 6GP – 2G – 0A – 2PTS – 6PIMS (WHC-17)
2009-2010: 6GP – 2G – 1A – 3PTS – 6PIMS – -1 (WJC-18)
2017-2018: 3GP – 1G – 0A – 1PTS – 0PIMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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