Hockey Canada has invited Blackhawks blue line prospects Nicolas Beaudin and University of Denver rising sophomore Ian Mitchell to participate in the Sport Chek World Junior Showcase from July 28, 2018 – Aug. 4, 2018 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Mitchell, 19, was the 57th overall selection the 2nd round of the 2017 NHL Draft by Chicago. Beaudin, who will turn 19 in October, was the 27th overall selection in the 1st round of this summer’s NHL Draft.
Beaudin and Mitchell are among 24 forwards, 12 defensemen and four goalies vying for a chance to represent Canada in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. The tournament will be held Dec. 26, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019.