Forward Brandon McMillan, the Ducks’ third-round draft pick in 2008, has been selected to represent Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, the only Ducks prospect among 22 selected.
McMillan, 19, has nine goals and 30 points in 27 games for the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League.The left wing captained the WHL team in November for Game 6 of their Subway Super Series.
“His greatest asset is his speed,” Kelowna coach Ryan Huska told Kelowna.com. “And when he is skating there aren’t a lot of people around that can catch him. Two other things probably go with his personality. He’s willing to play whatever position is asked of him so if you’re looking for a picture of a perfect team player, Brandon would probably be your guy . . . and he will do whatever he has to do to put himself and the team he’s plying for in a position to win games.”
The tournament will be held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Regina, and Team Canada is seeking its sixth consecutive gold medal.