Ryan O’Reilly takes Tyler Seguin’s spot for Team Canada


Team Canada decided not to wait to announce Tyler Seguin‘s replacement for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, tabbing Ryan O'Reilly as the guy.

As you’d expect from the powerhouse hockey nation, Canada had plenty of great choices to sift through, ranging from the more rugged (Wayne Simmonds?) to the sort of talented player who was drafted before Seguin (Taylor Hall).

O’Reilly is a fine choice, if stylistically quite different from Seguin.

Could be accurate.

With O’Reilly and Patrice Bergeron among Canada’s mix, you won’t find many better two-way combinations in this tournament.

At the moment, the most known about Seguin is that he’s reportedly day-to-day with a knee injury.

The Stars released the following statement about Seguin, who is “disappointed” to back out of the tournament.

Canada’s GM Doug Armstrong also discussed the unfortunate news.