FCHockey
Staff
April 23, 2024

Tij Iginla to represent Canada at 2024 World Under-18s

Tij Iginla, a top prospect for the 2024 NHL Draft, has been added to Canada’s entry at the 2024 IIHF World Under-18s, the team announced Tuesday.

The tournament will be held from April 25-May 5, in Espoo and Vantaa, Finland.

Iginla, No. 23 in FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for the 2024 draft, is the final addition for Canada’s roster.

He had 84 points (47 goals, 37 assists) in 64 games for the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL this season, and added 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 11 playoff games. He is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla, who had 1300 points (554 goals, 625 assists) in 1554 NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, and Los Angeles Kings.

“Iginla is one of the drafts biggest risers and as the season progressed he seemed to gain confidence in his skillset and find new and creative ways to put the puck in the back of the net,” said Donesh Mazloum, FCHockey’s chief Western Canada scout. “He should play a leading role for this Canadian team and with a big tournament could cement himself as a lottery pick.”

Iginla’s addition comes one day after adding four fellow 2024 draft eligibles, including Henry Mews and Frankie Marrelli of the Ottawa 67’s in the Ontario Hockey League, Ollie Josephson of the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League, and Maxim Masse of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League.

Here is Canada’s roster for the 2024 U18 Worlds:

GOALTENDERS

Carter George, Owen Sound (OHL); Jack Ivankovic, Mississauga (OHL); Ryerson Leenders, Mississauga (OHL).

DEFENSE

Kashawn Aitcheson, Barrie (OHL); Harrison Brunicke, Kamloops (WHL); Charlie Elick, Brandon (WHL); Spencer Gill, Rimouski (QMJHL); Reese Hamilton, Calgary (WHL); Frankie Marrelli, Ottawa (OHL); Henry Mews, Ottawa (OHL); Matthew Schaefer, Erie (OHL).

FORWARDS

Cole Beaudoin, Barrie (OHL); Caleb Desnoyers, Moncton (QMJHL); Liam Greentree, Windsor (OHL); Tij Iginla, Kelowna (WHL); Ollie Josephson, Red Deer (WHL); Windsor (OHL); Jett Luchanko, Guelph (OHL); Porter Martone, Mississauga (OHL); Maxim Masse, Chicoutimi (QMJHL); Gavin McKenna, Medicine Hat (WHL); Roger McQueen, Brandon (WHL); Ryder Ritchie, Prince Albert (WHL); Marek Vanacker, Brantford (OHL); Malcolm Spence, Erie (OHL); Carson Wetsch, Calgary (WHL).


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