Greyhounds' Hayton to Represent Canada at 2020 World Juniors
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced Thursday that forward Barrett Hayton will be loaned to Team Canada for the 2020 World Junior Championship. The tournament will take place in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic from Dec. 26, 2019- Jan. 5, 2020.
"This is a great opportunity for Barrett to continue his development," said Chayka. "Barrett will be one of Team Canada's leaders and will play a significant role on the team against some of the best young talent in the world. He will gain invaluable experience and will return to the Coyotes after the tournament to help us the rest of the season."
The 19-year-old Hayton has registered 1-3-4 and 12 penalty minutes (PIM) in 14 games with the Coyotes this season. Hayton became the seventh youngest player (19 years, 123 days) in Coyotes history to make his NHL debut on October 10.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Peterborough, Ont. played in five games and collected four assists in last year's World Junior Championship for Team Canada.
Hayton was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the first round (5th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
For more information visit nhl.com/coyotes.
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