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2018 USA National Junior Team Roster

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Final 2018 USA National Junior Team Roster Announced

USA Hockey has announced the final 23-player roster for the 2018 USA National Junior Team that will compete in the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York, from Dec. 26, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018.

“We’re excited about these 23 players that will represent the United States on home ice in Buffalo,” said Jim Johannson, general manager of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team and also the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “With depth at every position, the decisions we made today were very difficult and that is a credit to development of talent throughout the country. Our players and staff are excited to be in Buffalo and for the tournament to get underway.”

The final roster features three goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards. Of the 23 players named to the roster, 16 have previously represented the United States in IIHF tournament play, including seven who skated for the gold medal-winning 2017 U.S. National Junior Team last year. Additionally, five players helped the U.S. earn a gold medal as a member of the 2017 U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team while 11 players skated for the 2016 U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team that earned a bronze medal last year.

GOALTENDERS (3)

NO. 

NAME 

HOMETOWN 

MOST RECENT TEAM 

NHL DRAFT RIGHTS 

30

Jake Oettinger*^

Lakeville, Minn.

Boston University (HEA)

DAL (’17, 1st rd., 26th overall)

1

Jeremy Swayman

Anchorage, Alaska

University of Maine (HEA)

BOS (’17, 4th rd., 111th overall)

31

Joseph Woll*^

St. Louis, Mo.

Boston College (HEA)

TOR (’16, 3rd rd., 62nd overall)

DEFENSEMEN (7)

NO. 

NAME 

HOMETOWN 

MOST RECENT TEAM 

NHL DRAFT RIGHTS 

24

Mikey Anderson

Roseville, Minn.

University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC)

LAK (’17, 4th rd., 103rd overall)

8

Adam Fox*^(A)

Jericho, N.Y.

Harvard University (ECAC Hockey)

CGY (’16, 3rd rd., 66th overall)

6

Quinn Hughes^

Orlando, Fla.

University of Michigan (Big Ten)

2018 Draft Eligible

5

Ryan Lindgren*^(A)

Minneapolis, Minn.

University of Minnesota (Big Ten)

BOS (’16, 2nd rd., 49th overall)

20

Andrew Peeke

Parkland, Fla.

University of Notre Dame (Big Ten)

CBJ (’16, 2nd rd., 34th overall)

15

Scott Perunovich

Hibbing, Minn.

University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC)

2018 Draft Eligible

12

Dylan Samberg

Hermantown, Minn.

University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC)

WPG (’17, 2nd rd., 43rd overall)

FORWARDS (13)

NO. 

NAME 

HOMETOWN 

MOST RECENT TEAM 

NHL RIGHTS 

13

Joey Anderson*^(C)

Roseville, Minn.

University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC)

NJD (’16, 3rd rd., 73rd overall)

23

Kieffer Bellows*^(A)

Edina, Minn.

Boston University (HEA)

NYI (’16, 1st rd., 19th overall)

22

Logan Brown

St. Louis, Mo.

Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

OTT (’16, 1st rd., 11th overall)

34

Trent Frederic^

St. Louis, Mo.

University of Wisconsin (Big Ten)

BOS (’16, 1st rd., 29th overall)

21

Patrick Harper*

New Canaan, Conn.

Boston University (HEA)

NSH (’16, 5th rd., 138th overall)

49

Max Jones^

Rochester, Mich.

London Knights (OHL)

ANA (’16, 1st rd., 24th overall)

10

Will Lockwood^

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

University of Michigan (Big Ten)

VAN (’16, 3rd rd., 64th overall)

11

Casey Mittelstadt

Eden Prairie, Minn.

University of Minnesota (Big Ten)

BUF (’17, 1st rd., 8th overall)

9

Josh Norris^

Oxford, Mich.

University of Michigan (Big Ten)

SJS (’17, 1st rd., 19th overall)

4

Ryan Poehling

Lakeville, Minn.

St. Cloud State University (NCHC)

MTL (’17, 1st rd., 25th overall)

7

Brady Tkachuk^

St. Louis, Mo.

Boston University (HEA)

2018 Draft Eligible

27

Riley Tufte

Ham Lake, Minn.

University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC)

DAL (’16, 1st rd., 25th overall)

17

Kailer Yamamoto

Spokane, Wash.

Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

EDM (’17, 1st rd., 22nd overall)

*Member of gold medal-winning 2017 U.S. National Junior Team
^Skated at least one season with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program

In addition, forward Kieffer Bellows (Edina, Minn./Portland Winterhawks) and defensemen Adam Fox (Jericho, N.Y./Harvard University) and Ryan Lindgren (Minneapolis, Minn./University of Minnesota) have been tabbed alternate captains of the squad. Forward Joey Anderson (Roseville, Minn./University of Minnesota Duluth) was named captain of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team on Dec. 18.

“We’re excited about our veteran leadership group here in Buffalo,” said Bob Motzko, head coach of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team. “Joey, Kieffer, Ryan and Adam have the respect of everybody in the room and we have complete confidence that they can lead this group of players to a gold medal here on home ice.”

Bellows, Fox and Lindgren were all members of last year’s U.S. National Junior Team that captured the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. Additionally, Lindgren was captain for the bronze medal-winning 2016 U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team that competed in the IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota while Bellows and Fox will be serving as alternate captains on a U.S. team for the first time.

Team USA will begin play in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Tuesday, Dec. 26, against Denmark.

2018 IIHF World Junior Championship schedule