2006 World Junior Hockey Championships

Team Canada Roster

Players on the Ice
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The  Ice Hockey World Junior Championships, commonly known as the World Juniors, is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for players under age 20 representing teams from around the world, notes Wikipedia, adding that the tournament is generally held in late December through early January.

The 2006 event took place in Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops, British Columbia with Canada winning the title after "blowing out Russia 5-0" in the final game, according to "The Daily Mail." Below is a list of each player on Canada's team, followed by the team and league he played for during the rest of the year.

Goaltenders

  • Justin Pogge, Penticton, BC
    Calgary (WHL)/Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Devan Dubnyk, Calgary, AB.
    Kamloops (WHL)/Edmonton Oilers

Defensemen

  • Cam Barker, Winnipeg, MB
    Medicine Hat (WHL)/Chicago Blackhawks
  • Luc Bourdon, Shippagan, NB
    Val d'Or (QMJHL)/Vancouver Canucks
  • Kristopher Letang, Montreal, QC
    Val d'Or (QMJHL)/Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Ryan Parent, Sioux Lookout, ON
    Guelph (OHL)/Nashville Predators
  • Sasha Pokulok, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
    Cornell (NCAA)/Washington Capitals
  • Kris Russell, Caroline, AB
    Medicine Hat (WHL)/Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Marc Staal, Thunder Bay, ON
    Sudbury (OHL)/New York Rangers

Forwards

  • David Bolland, Mimico, ON
    London (OHL)/Chicago Blackhawks
  • Dustin Boyd, Winnipeg, MB
    Moose Jaw (WHL)/Calgary Flames
  • Daniel Bertram, Calgary, AB
    Boston College (HC)/Chicago Blackhawks
  • Michael Blunden, Gloucester, ON
    Erie (OHL)/Chicago Blackhawks
  • Kyle Chipchura, Vimy, AB
    Prince Albert (WHL)/Montreal Canadiens
  • Andrew Cogliano, Woodbridge, ON
    Michigan (NCAA)/Edmonton Oilers
  • Blake Comeau, Meadow Lake, SK
    Kelowna (WHL)/New York Islanders
  • Steve Downie, Queensville, ON
    Peterborough (OHL)/Philadelphia Flyers
  • Guillaume Latendresse, Ste-Catherine, QC
    Drummondville (QMJHL)/Montreal Canadiens
  • Ryan O'Marra, Mississauga, ON
    Erie (OHL)/New York Islanders
  • Benoit Pouliot, Ottawa, ON
    Sudbury (OHL)/Minnesota Wild
  • Tom Pyatt, Thunder Bay, ON
    Saginaw (OHL)/New York Rangers
  • Jonathan Toews, Winnipeg, MB
    North Dakota (NCAA)