Benson to Attend National Junior Summer Camp
The Vancouver Giants would like to congratulate captain Tyler Benson on being invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.
The Edmonton native has previously represented Canada at the World Under-17 Challenge, the Under-18 World Championships and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
Benson is one of 42 players invited to the National Junior Camp. The camp will take place in Plymouth, Michigan. Click here for the full camp roster.
“For about three-and-a-half weeks in July and August, we get to see all of the players in our program concentrated in two locations, which gives our management team, coaches, and staff a chance to develop, first and foremost, what we feel is our top talent in Canada, and evaluate those players as we look to put together winning teams throughout the upcoming season,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of hockey operations and national teams, in a statement. “It’s a great opportunity for these players who are working towards earning a chance to wear the Team Canada jersey, and I want to thank Ryan [Jankowski] and his team for the diligence they’ve put into helping us identify this group of players.”
Benson was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers at 32nd overall in the 2016 NHL Draft and signed his first pro contract with the team on December 30th. The 19-year-old scored 11 goals and 31 assists in 33 games for the Giants last season. He also represented the WHL at the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
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