Hockey Canada announced today that Petes forward Mason McTavish has been invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp from Thursday, December 9 to Monday, December 13 in Calgary, Alberta.
“It’s an honour to be invited to Hockey Canada’s camp,” said McTavish. “I love wearing the Canadian jersey and representing my country. I always dreamt of playing in the World Juniors during Christmas and I’m excited to put the work in to make the team.”
This season, McTavish scored four goals in two games with the Petes. On November 26, 2021, the 6’1”, 205 lbs centerman was named Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Player of the Night after scoring a hat-trick in his season debut.
McTavish was selected third overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2021 NHL Draft and recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and a +3 rating in nine games with the Ducks this season. In the Ducks’ season opener and his NHL debut, he became the youngest goal scorer in Ducks history (18 years, 256 days), beating Connor Hellebuyck for his first career goal.
In addition to suiting up for Anaheim, the Petes fifth overall pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection suited up for the Ducks’ AHL affiliate San Diego Gulls, recording two points (one goal, one assist) in three games.
On the international stage, McTavish served as alternate captain, helping Team Canada win gold for the first time since 2013 at the 2021 U18 IIHF World Championship in Texas. He finished the tournament with 11 points (five goals, six assists) in seven games, ranking fifth overall in the tournament and tied second on Team Canada.
In his rookie season with the Petes, the Carp, Ontario, who was born in Zurich, Switzerland recorded 29 goals and 13 assists for 42 points, finishing second in the OHL rookie scoring race. He was also named to the OHL 2nd All-Rookie team.
McTavish attended Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp from July 28-August 4 2021 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary.