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Does anyone want to see a reunion between these two players?

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Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews will join forces once again on this hypothetical roster

but this post will take a look at what the team would look like if a reunion took place.,The Team North America Under-23 team was one of the most exciting rosters anyone will ever see. The World Cup of Hockey does not take place this year

Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers, including Colton Parayko of the St. Louis Blues, and Mark Scheifele of the Winnipeg Jets. Other names include Brandon Saad,Authentic James Van Riemsdyk jersey, J.T. Miller, John Gibson, Shayne Gostisbehere,Several key players are no longer eligible due to age, Connor Hellebuyck, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Forwards (13)

Connor McDavid

as he is coming off of an 100 point season. His inclusion alone practically makes this team a serious contender.,Surprised? There’s a strong argument to made that McDavid is the best player in the world

Auston Matthews

After a 40-goal rookie season, or shift over to the left wing once again., no analyst in the world will be upset that he makes this team over Max Domi. Matthews could centre his own line this time around

Jack Eichel

He scored close to a point per game pace this season, and he’s expected to play a major role this time around., plus he brings some much needed size. Eichel made the team last year

Nathan MacKinnon

MacKinnon may notice a slight difference in the quality of his teammates, but his skill level and International performances make him a clear lock for this roster., as he is used to playing on a 48-point team. He only scored 16 goals last year

Johnny Gaudreau

so we will have to get this tournament started in a hurry. The speedy left winger is coming off of three straight 60+ point seasons.,He turns 24 on August 13th

Sean Monahan

Monahan joins his linemate in Gaudreau, and he scored four goals in four playoff games last season., and the duo can bring established chemistry to this roster. He’s coming off of three straight 27+ goal seasons

Mitchell Marner

especially after his performance for Team Canada at the World Championships. He makes this roster even more incredibly fun to watch.,Marner is a lock to make this team after a 61 point season

Matthew Tkachuk

Marner,He’s played with Matthews, Gaudreau,Authentic Kris Letang jersey, Monahan, and Eichel in the past, toughness,Authentic Joe Pavelski jersey, so Tkachuk will be a familiar face to the other players on this roster. He brings size, and a strong net front presence after a 48 point rookie season.

Jonathan Drouin

Drouin made this team last year, and he is a strong puck carrier and playmaker.,Authentic Brent Burns jersey, and a 53 point season will do nothing to change that. His ability to play either wing adds versatility to this roster

Alex Galchenyuk

Galchenyuk will join forces with his new teammate in Drouin, several spots were opened up as many forwards turned 24., and he is only one year removed from a 30 goal season. Although he was snubbed from this team last season

Sam Reinhart

Reinhart scored 47 points last season on a mediocre team,Authentic Alex Pietrangelo jersey, and his inclusion brings much-needed balance., plus he provides a dependable two way game. This roster is stacked with left-hand shots

Dylan Strome

Auston Matthews made this team last season despite his lack of NHL experience, and figures to challenge for the Calder next season.,adidas Nikita Kucherov jersey, and Dylan Strome scored 75 points in just 35 OHL games this season. He’s played with both McDavid and Marner in the past

Clayton Keller

Why not? Keller is the best prospect in hockey, and he could team up with Strome next season while challenging him for the Calder., and this team is all about fun. His speed and skill combination will make him a top-end player sooner rather than later

Just Missed: Brayden Point, Bo Horvat, Nolan Patrick, Max Domi, Dylan Larkin

Defencemen (7)

Aaron Ekblad

but he figures to play a major role on this roster.,He boasts 227 NHL games under his belt and he just turned 21 in February. He was injured in last year’s tournament

Jaccob Slavin

Slavin is incredibly talented, and figures to play in a shutdown role., and he probably should have made last year’s roster. He helps to cushion the loss of Colton Parayko on the backend

Jacob Trouba

The 23 year old is coming off a big season with the Winnipeg Jets, and this provides some flexibility to the coaching staff., and he is a clear standout in terms of Goals Above Replacement (GAR). Trouba also played on the left side in the past

Zach Werenski

Werenski just turned 20 a few days ago, he provides some much needed balance to this lineup., and he already boasts a 47 point season as a rookie. As a left-hand shooting defenceman

Seth Jones

Jones will join forces with his defence partner in Werenski, and joins an already stacked right-side with Ekblad and Trouba., and this familiarity is important during short tournaments. He brings plenty of size at 6’4

Morgan Rielly

Rielly is the third Maple Leaf to make this roster, Rielly already has already played over 300 NHL games., and he returns to Team North America as a 22 year old. Despite his young age

Brett Pesce

Pesce joins this team as the seventh defenceman, but continues to impress with his defensive play., and he can pair up with a familiar partner in Slavin if needed. He flies under the radar in Carolina

Just Missed: Mathew Dumba, Brandon Montour, Noah Hanifin.,adidas Kris Letang jersey, Thomas Chabot

Goalies (3):

Matt Murray

Other than McDavid, as the team does not carry a ton of goaltending depth. He’s played in the NHL for two seasons and led his team to two the Stanley Cup both years., Murray may be the most valuable player on this roster

Malcolm Subban

The Bruins prospect posted a .917 save percentage in the AHL last year,Authentic Patrick Marleau jersey, so Subban will have to step up if needed., and he was a clear standout in junior. This team does not carry the luxury of having a second established NHL starter on the roster

Tristan Jarry

Jarry has only played in one NHL game, so why not start now?,adidas Brent Burns jersey, but he did impress in the AHL this season with a .925 save percentage. The Penguins prospect could backup Matt Murray someday

Lines:

Should McDavid and Matthews be split up? Probably. But who does not want to see a first line of Matthews, and Marner?, McDavid

it will be fun to see everyone’s roster.,Authentic Vladimir Tarasenko jersey,What do you think of this roster? Let us know in the comments. With so many talented young players in the game today

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