Frank Corrado still isn’t terrible, gets invited to Team Canada’s World Junior camp

A few weeks ago, I suggested that Canucks prospect Frank Corrado’s strong performance for the OHL in the Subway Super Series would likely earn him an invitation to Team Canada’s selection camp for the World Junior Championship. A little while after I made that suggestion, I reconsidered: Canada has a particularly strong group of defencemen available for the under-20 tournament, particularly with the ongoing NHL lockout.

Several defencemen had the potential to crack an NHL roster, with Ryan Murray and Dougie Hamilton the two most likely. Morgan Rielly, Ryan Murphy, Scott Harrington, and Xavier Ouellet also had an outside shot of sticking with their NHL teams out of training camp, making them unavailable for the World Junior Championship. With the lockout looking ever more likely to continue through December and into January, all of those players are now available to Team Canada.

That means that Frank Corrado, the Canucks only prospect even being considered for a World Junior team, was and is a long shot to make Team Canada. Heck, he was a long shot to even get invited to camp, despite my overconfident declaration in Mid-November.

But apparently my powers of prognostication are in peak form, as Corrado was one of twelve defencemen named to Team Canada’s selection camp Monday morning.

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