Ben Harpur still has no control of the grin that spreads across his face when asked about being selected to Team Canada's world junior camp this summer.

The 19-year-old Ottawa Senators prospect was floored when he got the call that Hockey Canada wanted to have a closer look at him and the thrill hasn't worn off.

"I got the call on Saturday, they told me I was going to be named to the roster on Monday. I didn't know what to say," said Harpur during an on-ice practice at the Bell Sensplex Saturday, his second Sens development camp since being drafted in the fourth round (108th overall) in the 2013 NHL entry draft.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake native, who will return to the OHL's Guelph Storm for a fourth season this year, is one of countless kids who have grown up dreaming about representing Canada on the internal stage. Harpur's dream just happens to be a bit closer to coming true and the defenceman plans to make the most of the opportunity.

"It's every kid's dream, you grow up watching the world juniors and to even be considered to have a chance to represent my country is a great honour," Harpur said.

Harpur had three goals and 13 assists in 67 games last season to go along with an impressive +34 rating with Guelph and helped guide the Storm to an OHL championship, so it should come as no surprise he is at least in consideration for a spot on the team.