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Dobson not going to world juniors this year

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies defenceman Noah Dobson carries the puck while being chased by the Halifax Mooseheads’ Samuel Asselin during Game 6 of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship series at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., on May 11.
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies defenceman Noah Dobson carries the puck while being chased by the Halifax Mooseheads’ Samuel Asselin during Game 6 of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship series at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., on May 11. - Ryan Taplin
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

Summerside’s Noah Dobson won’t be playing for Canada at this year’s world junior hockey tournament.

New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello told reporters the news Tuesday.

The Islanders have loaned Oliver Wahlstrom to the American team for the tourney, which begins on Boxing Day in the Czech Republic.

Dobson, who turns 20 on Jan. 7, has two assists in 10 games this season with the Islanders, who drafted him 12th overall in 2018. Dobson had a goal in five games last year at the world junior tournament in British Columbia. He won back-to-back Memorial Cups with Acadie-Bathurst in 2018 and Rouyn-Noranda in 2019.

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