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Samuel Poulin invited to lengthy Team Canada WJC camp

Only Pens’ prospect on the radar for Team Canada’s junior team this year

NHL: JUN 28 Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Samuel Poulin will find a way to be busy this fall, going to a whopping four week camp for Team Canada.

The competition will be a tough one, of the 26 forwards going Poulin is one of 19 former first round forwards that will be involved, with two more likely future first round picks too.

Poulin is the only Penguins’ representative going this year, and one of only two Pens’ prospcts under 20 from Canada at the moment (Nathan Legare being the other).

Poulin has played two games for QMJHL Sherbrooke in 2020-21, where he serves as captain. He’s scored two goals and one assist in those two games. With many leagues up in the air for this fall at least, going out to Red Deer and getting to compete and practice with the elite players of his age group should be about as good a place to be as anywhere possible given the circumstances.

Poulin will be one of the older players on the roster, and the Canadians are only returning four forwards from last year’s gold medal team.

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship is scheduled to run from December 25 through January 5th, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. We’ll see closer to that point if Poulin has made the team and will be able to represent his country on home soil.