Oshawa, ON– Hockey Canada announced today that Oshawa Generals captain Jack Studnicka has been invited to participate in Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp. The final roster out of camp will compete later this month at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship held in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.\
Selected by the Generals 21st overall in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, Studnicka (Tecumseh, ON) has registered 54 goals and 127 assists for 181 points in 218 career games with the Generals. In 2017, the Boston Bruins selected him in the second round (53rd overall) at the NHL Draft. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins in September 2017. This past spring, he spent time with the Bruins AHL team in Providence, seeing action in five games scoring a goal and four assists. Most recently, Studnicka travelled to China for pre-season action with his NHL club before returning to the Generals for the season.
Internationally, Studnicka has represented his country on multiple occasions. In his rookie season, he represented Canada Red at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. He was named to Team Canada’s roster at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Championship (now the Hlinka Gretzky Cup) and 2017 World Under-18 Championship.
“It’s definitely a huge honour to have the opportunity to have to compete for a spot on the World Junior team”, Studnicka said after finding out the news. “I don’t think a Christmas has gone by that I have not been glued to the TV watching the tournament, so it amazing to be included in this list of players invited to camp.”
The Selection Camp will be held December 11th-14th in Victoria, British Columbia before the final roster is named.