Hayton named Team Canada captain
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Team Canada's leadership group for the 2020 World Junior Championship will be led by Barrett Hayton.

Hayton was named captain Wednesday. The Arizona Coyotes forward has recorded four points in 14 games this season.

Joe Veleno, Ty Smith, and Ty Dellandrea will serve as Canada's alternate captains in the Czech Republic.

Team Canada's campaign begins Thursday against the United States.

Hayton was the No. 5 pick in the 2018 draft and will be the only player with NHL experience in the Canadian lineup.

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