Brodie Set To Play For Team Canada At Worlds

TJ Brodie – Photo from Facebook/Calgary Flames

Dresden’s TJ Brodie might be done with the NHL for the season after his Calgary Flames missed the playoffs, but the young defenseman will still be strapping on the skates after he was named to Team Canada’s roster for the World Hockey Championships in Finland and Sweden.

“It’s exciting to get the opportunity to get asked to go over,” said Brodie about the opportunity to play for Team Canada.

Brodie, who saw his role with the Calgary Flames skyrocket after the trade deadline, finished the season playing more than 20 minutes per game each night, including valuable minutes on both the powerplay and penalty kill.

“It’s always good to get the extra ice time, to get better you have to get the ice. Fortunately I was able to get the ice time this year. It just helps all aspects of the game when you get the opportunity to get out there and get a regular shift and play in all situations,” said Brodie about his successful finish to the NHL season.

Scoring two goals and adding twelve assists this season for the Flames, this will be Brodie’s first opportunity to represent Canada.

Canada’s blueline will also include NHLers Brian Campbell (Florida), Stephane Robidas (Dallas), Luke Schenn (Philadelphia), Justin Schultz (Edmonton), Jay Harrison (Carolina), and Brenden Dillon (Dallas).

Other notable NHL players on Canada’s roster include Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux, Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Jeff Skinner, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, and Matt Duchene.

Wallaceburg’s Doug Shedden is an assistant coach for the IIHF World Hockey Championships as well.

The tournament runs from May 3-19, with all of Canada’s games being based out of Stockholm, Sweden.

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