The Montreal Canadiens have announced that Victor Mete will join Team Canada’s selection camp in advance of the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships.
The camp starts on December 12, and goes until the 15 in St. Catharines, Ontario. The tournament runs from December 26-January 5.
Mete was the first cut from last year’s World Junior team roster but his development was at the point where he made the Canadiens NHL roster out of training camp. He has played 27 games and has four assists this season.
It is not yet known what will happen once the tournament ends. It will be Mete’s first appearance at the World Juniors.
Last year, the Canadiens had Noah Juulsen on Canada’s blue line. 32 players were named to the camp roster, including 10 defencemen. It should be expected that those players are now fighting for one less spot with Mete being sent to the tournament.