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Philippe Myers to join Team Canada at Worlds

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Flyers defenseman continues rise by garnering look from national team in international tournament.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philippe Myers just completed his first taste of NHL action with the Flyers and now heads over to join Team Canada in Slovakia for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

Myers, 22, joins teammates Sean Couturier and Carter Hart for Team Canada after playing in 22 games for the Flyers this past season. In his first extended action in the NHL, Myers notched a goal and an assist, but impressed with strong work in his own zone and aggressive play on the puck.

The Flyers rookie joins Dante Fabbro, Darnell Nurse, Shea Theodore, Damon Severson, Troy Strecher, and Thomas Chabot on the Canada defense. Myers replaces Brandon Montour, who started the tournament with the team but had been sent home due to injury.

Worlds is a good opportunity for Myers to gain more valuable experience practicing and playing with some of the best talent in the game. It’s not his first go-around with Team Canada, as he got experience back in 2016-17 at World Juniors.

Team Canada is 2-1 so far in the tournament with wins over Great Britain and Russia after losing their opener to Finland.

Couturier has a goal and Hart posted a 12 save shutout of Great Britain so far to represent the Flyers at the tournament. Canada’s next game is Thursday against France will Myers could make his debut.

Myers will look to add to the Flyers’ presence and continue to add to his game ahead of a big training camp and season in his development.