Brett Howden said that being cut by Team Canada's World Junior team, prior to the 2017 tournament, helped him become the player that he is now. (NY Post)
Howden had been a first round pick of Tampa Bay in 2016 and said that being cut opened his eyes to show him that "nothing's given to you and you gotta work for what you get." (NY Post)
Howden made Canada's World Junior team for the 2018 tournament and had 3 goals and 4 assists in 7 games.