Four Oilers named to Team Canada
Hockey Canada announced today Edmonton Oilers forwards Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, defenceman Justin Schultz and goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named to Team Canada for the 2013 World Hockey Championship, May 3-19, in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.
Hall, 21, appeared in 45 games this season and led the Oilers in points (16-34-50), assists and game winning goals (4). The Calgary, Alberta native has represented Canada internationally several times, including winning gold at the 2008 Under 18 World Hockey Championship and the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament. Most recently he was a member of Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatchewan, where he finished third in tournament scoring with 12 points (6G, 6A) in 12 games.
Eberle, 22, finished the season third on the Oilers in scoring with 37 points (16G, 21A) in 48 games. The 5’11”, 184-pound winger has been a member of Team Canada at the World Hockey Championship for three consecutive years (2010, 2011 and 2012), recording nine goals and seven assists for 16 points. Eberle has also represented Canada at the 2008 Under 18 World Hockey Championship and the 2009 and 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships. He is Canada’s all-time leading goal scorer in the tournament with 14 goals.
Justin Schultz finished his rookie campaign with 27 points (8G, 19A) in 48 games and led NHL rookies in power play points with 15 (4G, 11A). Schultz began his professional career with the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons, where he recorded 48 points (18G, 30A) in 34 games. Schultz was also named an AHL First Team All Star and received the Eddie Shore Award as American Hockey League Defenceman of the Year. He was the first rookie in the 55-year history of the Eddie Shore Award to earn the honour. The Kelowna, British Columbia native will make his Team Canada debut at this year’s World Hockey Championship.
Dubnyk, 6’5”, 210-pounds, appeared in 37 games this season, posting a 14-16-6 record, with a .920 save percentage and a 2.57 goals against average. The 26-year old, Regina, Saskatchewan native has represented Canada internationally at several events, including the 2010, 2011 and 2012 World Hockey Championships. Most recently Dubnyk played for Canada at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland, where he helped Team Canada to a gold medal finish. Dubnyk also represented Canada at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship.
Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, TELUS and Ford.