Two Leafs Prospects Named to Canada World Junior Team

Dawson McKenzie
December 5, 2023  (3:08 PM)

These two Toronto Maple Leafs prospects have just been named to the Canadian World Junior Team in exciting news announced today.

Cowan and Minten Make Team Canada World Junior Squad

It has been announced today that both Easton Cowan and Fraser Minten have been selected for Team Canada's World Junior Selection Camp. While this is just the preliminary roster, many have predicted that they will make the final roster as well.
#LeafsForever prospects Easton Cowan and Fraser Minten are named to Canada's preliminary roster for the World Juniors
Update: Leafs prospects Fraser Minten and Easton Cowan have been named to the Hockey Canada World Juniors Selection Camp.

Minten and Cowan have both had impressive years so far with their respective junior teams and now will have the opportunity to represent their Country at the biggest junior tournament in the world.

Cowan and Minten Making Roster is No Suprise For Leaf Fans

The move comes as no surprise for Leaf fans who saw both Minten and Cowan impress during Leafs training camp this year. Minten played well enough to earn him a few regular season games, and Cowan, who no one had pegged as making it very far in camp, was able to play in some exhibition games, even potting a goal.
What a night for Easton Cowan, a goal and an assist in his first NHL pre-season game for the Toronto Maple Leafs!
Cowan especially flew under the radar for some, however, he has now placed himself in a good position to make the team.
Players on Canada's preliminary roster that weren't among the 45 at Hockey Canada's summer meetings:

F Owen Allard
F Denver Barkey (PHI)
F Easton Cowan (TOR)
F Carson Rehkopf (SEA)
D Oliver Bonk (PHI)
D Tanner Molendyk (NSH)
G Samuel St-Hilaire
Hopefully, if all goes according to plan, Canadian Leaf fans will have two prospects to cheer for representing their Country over the holidays.