COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Boone Jenner is one of 37 players selected to participate in Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, Hockey Canada in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced today. The camp will be held December 11-13 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. The 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship tournament will be held from December 26 – January 5 at Ufa, Russia.
Jenner is one of six players invited to the camp that helped Canada earn a bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship tournament. Defenseman Ryan Murray, the Blue Jackets’ top pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, was expected to attend the camp but is unavailable for selection due to a shoulder injury suffered last month while playing with the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips. Murray was also a member of the 2012 bronze medal-winning Team Canada.
A 6-2, 204-pound center from Dorchester, Ontario, Jenner was Columbus’ first pick, 37th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft. He has tallied 27 goals and 19 assists for 46 points with 28 penalty minutes and a +13 plus/minus rating in 30 games this season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals. He currently leads the OHL in goals, ranks second in game-winning goals (five), fifth in points and 13th in power play goals (six). He has registered 93-117-210, 235 penalty minutes and is +13 in 201 career OHL games.
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