Kelowna Rockets forward Brett Bulmer was named Monday to the training camp roster for the Canadian World Junior team.
The 19 year-old was almost a guarantee to receive the invite after returning from the NHL's Minnesota Wild.
You don't pass up inviting Bulmer to camp considering he spent nine games in the NHL. You just can't.
While impressive at the elite level, Bulmer's return to junior hasn't been all roses. Sure he's picked up 15 points (6+9=15) in ten games, but seven of those points came in just two games.
Since his return to Kelowna, Bulmer has been plagued by inconsistent play and hasn't been the dominant player many thought he would be in his final season of junior.
But in saying that, Bulmer is an affective player if he is allowed to play a secondary role and not the go-to-guy that he is required to be in Kelowna.
He can be an affective agitator with the ability to score.
That's when he is at his best.
If Team Canada envision him playing that role, there is no question he is worthy of wearing Canadian colours at Christmas.
Kelowna Rockets that have played for Team Canada: Tyson Barrie, Brandon McMillan, Tyler Myers, Jamie Benn, Blake Comeau, Josh Gorges, Chuck Kobasew, Brett McLean, Robb Gordon Luke Schenn and Shea Weber.