2021 USA IIHF National Junior Team Roster Announced

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2021 USA IIHF National Junior Team Roster Announced

Twenty-five players to compete in World Junior Championship

USA Hockey has named 25 players to the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team set to compete in the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Dec. 25, 2020 – Jan. 5, 2021, in Edmonton, Alberta.

The group features eight members of the 2020 U.S. National Junior Team, including goaltenders Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) and Dustin Wolf (Gilroy, Calif.), defenseman Cam York (Anaheim, Calif.), and forwards Bobby Brink (Minnetonka, Minn.), Cole Caufield (Stevens Point, Wis.), Arthur Kaliyev (Staten Island, N.Y.), Alex Turcotte (Chicago, Ill.) and Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.). Knight was also a member of the silver medal-winning 2019 U.S. National Junior Team.

“Our players and staff have done everything we’ve asked of them, all of the safety protocols and considerations, in order to make hockey the focus of our training camp,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team and also the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “We had a great week of camp and we have certainly faced adversity, but we believe in these 25 players and we all have the same goal.”

The roster is comprised of players born in 2001 or later, come from 17 different states. A total of 22 players are currently playing or previously played college hockey.

Team USA will face Russia in its first preliminary matchup Dec. 25 at Rogers Place with opening faceoff set for 7:30 p.m. local time/9:30 p.m. ET. 

FORWARDS

NO. NAME S/C HOMETOWN MOST RECENT TEAM (LEAGUE) NHL RIGHTS (NHL DRAFT)
10 Matthew Beniers L Hingham, Mass. Univ. of Michigan (Big Ten) 2021 NHL Draft Eligible
21 Brett Berard L East Greenwich, R.I. Providence College (HEA) NYR (’20 5th rd, 134th overall)
12 Matthew Boldy L Millis, Mass. Boston College (HEA) MIN (’19 1st rd, 12th overall)
24 Bobby Brink* R Minnetonka, Minn. Univ. of Denver (NCHC) PHI (’19 2nd rd, 34th overall)
18 Brendan Brisson L Manhattan Beach, Calif. Univ. of Michigan (Big Ten) VGK (’20 1st rd, 29th overall)
13 Cole Caufield* R Stevens Point, Wis. Univ. of Wisconsin (Big Ten) MTL (’19 1st rd, 15th overall)
22 Sam Colangelo R Stoneham, Mass. Northeastern Univ. (HEA) ANA (’20 2nd rd, 36th overall)
25 John Farinacci+ R Red Bank, N.J. Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) ARI (’19 3rd rd, 76th overall)
28 Arthur Kaliyev* L Staten Island, N.Y. Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) LAK (’19 2nd rd, 33rd overall)
19 Patrick Moynihan R Millis, Mass. Providence College (HEA) NJD (’19 6th rd, 158th overall)
26 Landon Slaggert L South Bend, Ind. Univ. of Notre Dame (Big Ten) CHI (’20 3rd rd, 79th overall)
15 Alex Turcotte* L Chicago, Ill. Univ. of Wisconsin (2019-20)^(Big Ten) LAK (’19 1st rd, 5th overall)
9 Trevor Zegras* L Bedford, N.Y. Boston Univ. (2019-20)^(HEA) ANA (’19 1st rd, 9th overall)

 

DEFENCE

NO. NAME S/C HOMETOWN MOST RECENT TEAM (LEAGUE) NHL RIGHTS (NHL DRAFT)
11 Brock Faber R Maple Grove, Minn. Univ. of Minnesota (Big Ten) LAK (’20 2nd rd, 45th overall)
2 Drew Helleson R Farmington, Minn. Boston College (HEA) COL (’19 2nd rd, 47th overall)
23 Ryan Johnson L Irvine, Calif. Univ. of Minnesota (Big Ten) BUF (’19 1st rd, 31st overall)
7 Tyler Kleven L Fargo, N.D. University of North Dakota (NCHC) OTT (’20, 2nd rd, 44th overall)
5 Jackson LaCombe L Eden Prairie, Minn. Univ. of Minnesota (Big Ten) ANA (’19 2nd rd, 39th overall)
8 Jake Sanderson L Whitefish, Mont. Univ. of North Dakota (NCHC) OTT (’20 1st rd, 5th overall)
17 Hunter Skinner R Pinckney, Mich. London Knights (OHL) NYR (’19, 4th rd, 112th overall)
3 Henry Thrun+ L Southborough, Mass. Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) ANA (’19 4th rd, 101st overall)
4 Cam York* L Anaheim, Calif. Univ. of Michigan (Big Ten) PHI (’19 1st rd, 14th overall)

 

GOALIES

NO. NAME S/C HOMETOWN MOST RECENT TEAM (LEAGUE) NHL RIGHTS (NHL DRAFT)
30 Spencer Knight* L Darien, Conn. Boston College (HEA) FLA (’19 1st rd, 13th overall)
29 Logan Stein L Suwanee, Ga. Ferris State University (WCHA) 2021 NHL Draft Eligible
32 Dustin Wolf* L Gilroy, Calif. Everett Silvertips (WHL) CGY (’19 7th rd, 214th overall)

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