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Dermott, Marner Crack Canadian World Junior Roster | Leafs Hub
For the fourth consecutive year, at least one Toronto Maple Leafs prospect will be representing Canada at World Juniors. Following in the footsteps of Morgan Rielly (2013), and Fredrik Gauthier (2014, 2015), the 4th overall pick in 2015, Mitch Marner, and defenseman Travis Dermott will be donning the (red and white) Maple leaf on Boxing Day, hoping to follow in the footsteps of Freddy the Goat and bring home Gold. Marner was considered to be a lock to make the team going into this past weekends' pre-competition games against Belarus and the Czech Republic but, Dermott had much more competition. Canada's defense is considered to be among the best in the tournament, which made it an incredibly difficult decision for Hockey Canada to determine who would be making the trip back to Canada before the tournament began. Following the game against the Czechs, Team Canada had a 3 hour bus ride back to Helsinki from Imatra, Finland, which I'm sure felt a lot longer. Once the team arrived in