Peter Chiarelli is expected to be named general manager of the North American “Young Stars” team for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, according to a source.
Chiarelli, an Ottawa native in his first season as GM of the Edmonton Oilers, will be in charge of the management team that selects from Canadian and U.S. players aged 23 and under, which is expected to include the likes of Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Aaron Ekblad.
Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association were supposed to confer on choosing a management staff with executives from each country, Hockey Canada president and CEO Tom Renney said in June.
According to ESPN, Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman, a dual citizen, will be an assistant GM under Chiarelli.
Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues heads up Canada’s management team, which also includes Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens, Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings, Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks and Rob Blake of the Los Angeles Kings.
Dean Lombardi of the Kings is in charge of the U.S. team and is being assisted by Paul Holmgren of the Philadelphia Flyers and Brian Burke of the Calgary Flames.
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press