Brandon McMillan of the Kelowna Rockets has earned an opportunity to represent Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan.
The 19-year-old native of Delta, B.C. has battled a foot injury and a brief illness this season, but has rebounded with some stellar play. The Anaheim Ducks third-round selection at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, McMillan is a speedy, versatile forward. An impact player in Kelowna, the 6', 195-pounder has collected nine goals and 21 assists for the Rockets this season in 27 games.
We spoke with McMillan prior to the Rockets' departure on their current six-game road trip through the East Division of the WHL. Midway through the trip, McMillan left the team to attend the National Junior Team selection camp in Regina.