The Colorado Avalanche had signed JC Lipiton to a try out, due to the lockout he missed the camp, but he will be representing Team Canada soon enough.
Lipon? He has never been drafted. He agreed to a tryout deal with the Colorado Avalanche last summer but the lockout wiped that out.
Of the 23 players on Canada's roster, 21 have gone through the NHL draft and 20 of those were selected. Only Lipon wasn't taken.
I found out where Steve Downie is hanging out... just for you.
Instead, players have had to keep busy playing mainly with beer leaguers, including Stamkos joining his father, Chris, in his Thursday night games near his hometown of Markham, Ont.