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Dudas named to Team Canada development camp roster

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The Parry Sound native has worn the Maple Leaf on his chest at the Youth Olympic Games, the under-17 world championships, and the under-18 world championships.

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Now Aidan Dudas is one step closer to playing for Canada on junior hockey’s biggest stage.

On Wednesday the 19-year-old was named to Team Canada’s roster for the Sport Chek summer development camp running July 27 – Aug. 4 in Plymouth, Mich.

Dudas was one of 43 players named to the roster.

Canada will face off against teams from Finland, Sweden and United States in the tournament as they evaluate their talent pool ahead of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic.

Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), head scout for Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, and POE management group member Mark Hunter (Petrolia, Ont./London, OHL) put the roster together. Scouts will continue to monitor the players until a final training camp roster is announced shortly before the annual Christmastime tournament.

Dudas is one of 26 development camp invitees to be selected in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The Los Angeles Kings took the 5-foot-9 centre in the fourth round, 113th overall.

Owen Sound selected Dudas 10th overall in the 2016 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection out of the North Central Predators triple-A minor midget program.

In three seasons in the Scenic City Dudas has notched 65 goals and 83 assists in 192 games. He’s added 15 points in 33 playoff contests.

Dudas was made an assistant captain of the Attack at the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

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