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The Toronto Maple Leafs may be represented at this year’s IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, as prospect Greg McKegg received an invite to this summer’s Team Canada development camp.
McKegg was drafted in the third round (62 overall) in 2010 and signed a three-year entry-level contract on April 6 of this year.
The 19-year-old played in 66 games for the OHL’s Erie Otters last season. He finished the year with 49 goals and 43 assists for a total of 92 points, to go along with a plus-20 rating. In seven playoff games for the Otters, McKegg recorded four goals, one assist and 12 penalty minutes.
McKegg also played in two games for the Maple Leafs’ AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. He scored one goal in those two games and didn’t spend one second in the penalty box.
The St. Thomas, Ontario native is one of 46 players invited to the camp. Among the other 45 returnees are goalie Mark Visentin, defenceman Erik Gudbranson and forwards Ryan Johansen and Jaden Schwartz.
The camp is scheduled to run from August 3-7 in Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta.