Arizona Coyotes prospect Barrett Hayton will captain Canada’s world juniors squad as it looks to get back on the podium following an early exit last year, the team announced Wednesday.

Hayton, the fifth-overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, will wear the “C,” while Joe Veleno (Detroit Red Wings), Ty Smith (New Jersey Devils) and Ty Dellandrea (Dallas Stars) will be assistants.

Hayton has recorded a goal and three assists in 14 games with the Coyotes this season.