Two of the Blues' highly touted prospects, forward Ty Rattie and goaltender Jordan Binnington, were named to Team Canada's World Junior final roster today.
Sure, the Blues aren't on TV, but that doesn't mean that you won't be able to watch future Blues over the holidays. Team Canada released their official roster today, and Ty Rattie (32nd overall in 2011) and Jordan Binnington (88th overall in 2011) are on it.
The Portland Winterhawks forward, who is lighting it up in the WHL this year with 19 goals and 28 assists, was cut from Canada's roster last year. As he told his hometown newspaper airdrieecho.com, "Last year hurt a lot and I was determined not to let it happen again." He had a solid camp, and is so excited that he's willing to "do anything. I’ll play any of the 13 forward positions. It’s just an honour to be named to this team and I couldn’t be any happier right now."
Jordan Binnington wants to gun for starting goaltender, but with Malcolm Subban also making the roster, that seems doubtful. He's still tearing up the OHL, posting a 2.31 GAA and a .930 SV% for the Owen Sound Attack.
The World Juniors will be played December 26th through January 8th, and every game featuring Team Canada and Team USA will air on the NHL Network.