The Canadian camp opens Tuesday in St. Catharines, Ontario, and will end on December 15. Mete will attempt to earn a place on Canada's tournament roster and play with the team from December 26 to January 5 in Buffalo.

The Habs are hoping that the experience at the elite and competitive tournament will help with his development.

So far in 27 games with the Canadiens this season, Mete is credited with four assists and has a plus-5 rating while averaging 14:52 of ice time per game. In the previous two games he has been a healthy scratch.

Mete was on Canada's selection camp roster for last year's tournament but failed to make the team. The Canadiens selected Mete in the fourth round - 100th overall - of the 2016 NHL Draft.

Mete will be one of 11 defencemen trying to crack Canada's 23-man roster.

The 19-year-old is eligible to rejoin the Canadiens once his time with Team Canada ends.