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Dougie Hamilton, left, Mark Scheifele, centre, and Ryan Strome, right, hope to end Canada's gold drought at the world junior championship in Ufa, Russia. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press) Dougie Hamilton, left, Mark Scheifele, centre, and Ryan Strome, right, hope to end Canada's gold drought at the world junior championship in Ufa, Russia. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

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On Wednesday in Ufa, Russia the 2012-13 Canadian junior team will begin its quest to win the program's first gold medal in four years. Here is a tour around the dressing room and some thumbnail sketches on the teenagers who will be representing Canada this year.
On Wednesday in Ufa, Russia the 2012-13 Canadian junior team will begin its quest to win the program's first gold medal in four years.

Here is a tour around the dressing room and some thumbnail sketches on the teenagers who will be representing Canada this year:

Goalies

Jordan Binnington - Owen Sound Attack

Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ont.
Age: 19 
Height: 6-2
Weight: 169
NHL rights: St. Louis (2011 3rd round, 88th overall)
2012-13 stats: 17-6-3 2.31 .930

Tidbits: Won 2010-11 OHL championship with the Attack ... He has been a competitive long distance runner.

Malcolm Subban - Belleville Bulls

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Age: 19
Height: 6-2
Weight: 201
NHL rights: Boston (2012 1st round, 24th overall)
2012-13 stats: 15-7-3 2.17 .932

Tidbits: His brother P.K. plays defence for the Montreal Canadiens and younger brother Jordan is a teammate in Belleville ... He didn't start playing goal until age 12 and has come a long way in seven years.

Defence

Dougie Hamilton - Niagara IceDogs

Hometown: St. Catharines, Ont.
Age: 19
Height: 6-5
Weight: 205
NHL rights: Boston (2011, 1st round, 9th overall)
2012-13 stats: 32 games, 8-33--41 pts.

Tidbits: His father Doug won a bronze medal in men's quadruple sculls (rowing) at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and also competed in 1988 Seoul Olympics ... His mother Lynn was a member of Canadian women's basketball team at 1984 Olympics  ... His brother Freddie is a San Jose prospect ... They became first brothers to play together for Canada at a world junior since Mike and Randy Moller in 1982.

Scott Harrington - London Knights

Hometown: Kingston, Ont.
Age: 19
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
NHL rights: Pittsburgh (2011 2nd round, 54th overall)
2012-13 stats: 33 games, 1-8--9 pts.

Tidbits: Won OHL championship with Knights last year ... He helps run a fitness class for children in the summer in Kingston.

Ryan Murphy - Kitchener Rangers

Hometown: Aurora, Ont. 
Age: 19
Height: 5-11
Weight: 176
NHL rights: Carolina (2011 1st round, 12th overall).
2012-13 stats: 31 games, 4-18--22 pts.

Tidbits: He plays for head coach Steve Spott in Kitchener ... He's the Rangers captain and was named to OHL second-team all star last season.

Xavier Ouellet - Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Hometown: Terrebone, Que.
Age: 19
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
NHL rights: Detroit (2011 2nd round, 48th overall)
2012-13 stats: 26 games, 5-20--25 pts.

Tidbits: Born in France, where his father Robert played professional hockey and represented France in 1998 Olympics and three world championships.

Griffin Reinhart - Edmonton Oil Kings

Hometown: West Vancouver, B.C.
Age: 18
Height: 6-4
Weight: 202
NHL rights: N.Y. Islanders (2012 1st round, 4th overall)
2012-13 stats: 31 games 4-10--14 pts.

Tidbits: Son of former NHL defenceman Paul Reinhart ... Older brother Max, a Flames prospect, plays for AHL Abbotsford ... Younger brother Sam plays for WHL Kootenay.

Morgan Rielly - Moose Jaw Warriors

Hometown: West Vancouver, B.C.
Age: 18
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
NHL rights: Toronto (2012 1st round, 5th overall)
2012-13 stats: 33 games, 7-21--28 pts.

Tidbits: His father Andy played for the BCHL's Surrey Eagles in the mid-1970s ... He met Bobby Orr when he was a kid and that's why he wears No. 4.

Tyler Wotherspoon - Portland Winterhawks

Hometown: Surrey, B.C.
Age: 19
Height: 6-2
Weight: 209
NHL rights: Calgary (2011 2nd round, 57th overall)
2012-13 stats: 29 games, 3-20--23 pts.

Tidbits: He won the B.C. bantam championship in 2008 ... He has played in a whopping 44 playoff games in helping Portland to back-to-back WHL finals.

Forwards

Anthony Camara - Barrie Colts (LW)

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Age: 19
Height: 6-1
Weight: 194
NHL rights: Boston (2011 3rd round, 81st overall)
2012-13 stats: 30 games, 21-18--37 pts.

Tidbits: First time in Hockey Canada program ... He was an MVP pitcher for High Park Braves.

Phillip Danault - Victoriaville Tigres (C/LW)

Hometown: Victoriaville, Que.
Age: 19
Height: 6-0
Weight: 189
NHL rights: Chicago (2011, 1st round, 26th overall)
2012-13 stats: 29 games, 14-30--44 pts

Tidbits: Played in seven games for AHL Rockford IceHogs at end of last season and picked up two assists.

Jonathan Drouin - Halifax Mooseheads (LW)

Hometown: Huberdeau, Que.
Age: 17
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
NHL rights: 2013 draft eligible
2012-13 stats: 24 games, 19-29--48 pts.

Tidbits: Trains with Montreal Canadiens draft pick Louis Leblanc ... Before leaving for Canadian selection camp he was seventh in QMJHL scoring race.

Jonathan Huberdeau - Saint John Sea Dogs (LW)

Hometown: St-Jerome, Que.
Age: 19
Height: 6-1
Weight: 177
NHL rights: Florida (2011 1st round, 3rd overall)
2012-13 stats: 30 games, 16-29--45 pts.

Tidbits: Won 2011 Memorial Cup with Saint John and was named tournament MVP.

Boone Jenner - Oshawa Generals (C)

Hometown: Dorchester, Ont.
Age: 19
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
NHL rights: Columbus (2011 2nd round, 37th overall)
2012-13 stats: 32 games, 27-20--47 pts.

Tidbits: His uncle Bill Carroll won four Stanley Cups, three with the Islanders and another with Oilers ... He was raised on family's cattle farm.

J.C. Lipon - Kamloops Blazers (LW)

Hometown: Regina
Age: 19
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
NHL rights: Passed over in last two drafts
2012-13 stats: 34 games, 22-35--57 pts.

Tidbits: Ranks 2nd in WHL scoring before leaving for Canadian junior selection camp ... He was passed over in WHL bantam draft, too.

Nathan MacKinnon - Halifax Mooseheads (C)

Hometown: Cole Harbour, N.S.
Age: 17
Height: 5-11
Weight: 179
NHL rights: 2013 draft eligible
2012-13 stats: 30 games, 22-20--52

Tidbits: His mother Kathy was a competitive swimmer ... He was tied for QMJHL scoring lead before joining Canadian junior team.

Mark McNeill - Prince Albert Raiders (C)

Hometown: Edmonton, Atla.
Age: 19
Height: 6-2
Weight: 201
NHL rights: Chicago (2011 1st round, 18th overall)
2012-13 stats: 35 games 13-26--39 pts.

Tidbits: He was an injury replacement for Charles Hudon ... He was called up to play seven games for AHL Rockford IceHogs last season.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Oklahoma City Barons (C)

Hometown: Burnaby, B.C. 
Age: 19
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
NHL rights: Edmonton (2011 1st round, 1st overall)
2012-13 stats: 19 games, 8-12--20 pts.

Tidbits: He was cut by 2011 Canadian junior team ... He played for Canada at 2012 world senior championship.

Ty Rattie - Portland Winterhawks (RW)

Hometown: Airdrie, Alta.
Age: 19
Height: 6-0
Weight: 176
NHL rights: St. Louis (2011 2nd round, 32nd overall)
2012-13 stats: 30 games, 19-28--48 pts.

Tidbits: He was selected 2nd overall behind Nugent-Hopkins in 2008 WHL bantam draft ... He was named after legendary bull rider Ty Murray.

Brett Ritchie - Niagara IceDogs (RW)

Hometown: Orangeville, Ont.
Age: 19
Height: 6-4
Weight: 218
NHL rights: Dallas (2011 2nd round, 44th overall)
2012-13 stats: 32 games, 27-23--50 pts.

Tidbits: His father Paul played three OHL seasons with London, Belleville and Guelph in early 1980s ... His younger brother Nick is in his second season with the OHL Peterborough Petes.

Mark Scheifele - Barrie Colts (RW)

Hometown: Kitchener, Ont.
Age: 19
Height: 6-3
Weight: 184
NHL rights: Winnipeg (2011 1st round, 7th overall)
2012-13 stats: 29 games, 21-27--48 pts.

Tidbits: He played seven games for Winnipeg to start last season and performed in 10 Calder Cup playoff games for St. John's last spring ... He's a natural centre.

Ryan Strome - Niagara IceDogs (C)

Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Age: 19
Height: 6-1
Weight: 192
NHL rights: NY Islanders (2011 1st round, 5th overall)
2012-13 stats: 32 games, 22-40--62 pts.

Tidbits: Led OHL in scoring before he joined Canadian junior team ... He plays on the same line as Brett Ritchie with the IceDogs.


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