Pouliot invited to Team Canada's selection camp

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Derrick Pouliot has been invited to Team Canada's National Junior Team selection camp for the second successive year, reports NHL.com.

The highly-rated teenager will have the chance to audition alongside 25 other players for a spot on Canada's entry at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship.

The tournament - which is set to be held in Malmo, Sweden - runs from December 26 to January 5, and plays host to some of the games brightest up-and-coming talent.

At 19, Pouliot is one of the youngest players invited to camp, which begins on December 12 at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Etobicoke, Ontario.

He's been rewarded for his fine form for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL), which has seen him register seven goals, 18 assists and 25 points in 24 games this year.

Pouliot was one of the final omissions from Canada's roster last year, and so the high-scoring blueliner will be hoping he can go one step further and secure his place in the final 22-man team this time around.

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