United States 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase Roster Announced

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TORONTO,ON - DECEMBER 31: Charlie McAvoy #25 of Team USA skates against Anthony Cirelli #22 of Team Canada during a preliminary round game in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship at the Air Canada Centre on December 31, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The USA defeated Canada 3-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

The United States 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase roster was announced on Tuesday. The tournament starts July 29, and continues until August 5. It’s being held by the United States, in Plymouth, Michigan.

U.S. Announces Roster for 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase

Besides the U.S., Canada, Sweden, and Finland all participate in the tourney. It gives all four countries a chance to narrow down their roster for upcoming IIHF World Juniors Championship, which starts in December. General manager of the 2018 team, Jim Johannson, said “This event is the first step in our process towards identifying a team for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo.” He also expressed the team’s excitement for hosting the tournament.

America’s roster includes seven players who won a gold medal with the U.S. during the 2017 IIHF World Juniors Championship. Amongst those returnees are Jake Oettinger, Adam Fox, and Kieffer Bellows. The roster, which consist of 42 players right now, will be split into U.S.A. White and U.S.A. Blue to start the tournament. Each team will play two games, then the teams will combine for three final games.

Coming in as Guest Coaches are Dan Muse and Toby Peterson. Muse, who currently coaches the Chicago Steel of the USHL, has also worked as a video coach for the U.S. World Junior team. Peterson is an alum of the U.S. program who went on to play 13 years in the AHL and NHL.

Summer Showcase Roster

* 2017 U.S. National Junior Team gold medalist
+ 2016 U.S. National Junior Team bronze medalist
^ 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp attendee
% 2015 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp attendee

Goaltenders (4)

NAME

HT (CM)

WT (KG)

BIRTHDATE

S/C

HOMETOWN

MOST RECENT TEAM

NHL DRAFT RIGHTS

Jake Oettinger*^ 6-4 (193) 210 (93) 12/18/98 L Lakeville, Minn. Boston University (HE) 2017 Draft Eligible
Keith Petruzzelli 6-6 (197) 185 (84) 2/9/99 R Wilbraham, Mass. Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Dylan St. Cyr 5-8 (173) 158 (72) 5/23/99 L Northville, Mich. U.S. NTDP Under-18 (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Joseph Woll*^ 6-3 (191) 202 (92) 7/12/98 L St. Louis, Mo. Boston College (HEA) TOR (’16, 62nd overall)
DEFENSEMEN (13)

NAME

HT (CM)

WT (KG)

BIRTHDATE

S/C

HOMETOWN

MOST RECENT TEAM

NHL DRAFT RIGHTS

Mikey Anderson 5-11 (180) 196 (89) 5/25/99 L Roseville, Minn. Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Sean Day^ 6-3 (191) 230 (105) 1/9/98 L Rochester, Mich. Windsor Spitfires (OHL) NYR (’16, 3rd rd., 81st overall)
Adam Fox*^ 5-10 (178) 187 (85) 2/17/98 R Jericho, N.Y. Harvard University (ECAC Hockey) CGY (’16, 3rd rd., 66th overall)
Max Gildon 6-3 (191) 188 (85) 5/17/99 L Plano, Texas U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Quinn Hughes 5-9 (176) 168 (76) 10/14/99 L Orlando, Fla. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2018 Draft Eligible
Tyler Inamoto 6-2 (188) 196 (89) 5/6/99 L Barrington, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Phil Kemp 6-3 (191) 201 (91) 2/12/99 R Greenwich, Conn. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Nate Knoepke 6-3 (191) 202 (92) 4/8/99 L Farmington, Minn. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Chad Krys+^% 5-11 (180) 183 (83) 4/10/98 L Ridgefield, Conn. Boston University (HEA) CHI (’16, 2nd rd., 45th overall)
Ryan Lindgren*^ 6-0 (183) 208 (94) 2/11/98 L Minneapolis, Minn. University of Minnesota (Big Ten) BOS (’16, 2nd rd., 49th overall)
Luke Martin^ 6-2 (188) 216 (98) 9/20/98 R St. Louis, Mo. University of Michigan (Big Ten) 2017 Draft Eligible
Andrew Peeke 6-2 (188) 201 (91) 3/17/98 R Parkland, Fla. University of Notre Dame (HEA) CBJ (’16, 2nd rd., 34th overall)
Dylan Samberg 6-3 (191) 190 (86) 1/24/99 L Hermantown, Minn. Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible

FORWARDS (25)

NAME

HT (CM)

WT (KG)

BIRTHDATE

S/C

HOMETOWN

MOST RECENT TEAM

NHL RIGHTS

Joey Anderson*^ 5-11 (180) 200 (91) 6/19/98 R Roseville, Minn. University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) NJD (’16, 3rd rd., 73rd overall)
Jack Badini 6-0 (183) 203 (92) 1/19/98 L Old Greenwich, Conn. Chicago Steel (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Evan Barratt 5-11 (180) 187 (85) 2/18/99 L Bristol, Penn. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Kieffer Bellows*^ 6-0 (183) 201 (91) 6/10/98 L Edina, Minn. Boston University (HEA) NYI (’16, 1st rd., 19th overall)
Logan Brown^ 6-6 (198) 215 (98) 3/5/98 L St. Louis, Mo. Windsor Spitfires (OHL) OTT (’16, 1st rd., 11th overall)
Sasha Chmelevski 5-11 (180) 188 (85) 6/9/99 R Northville, Mich. Ottawa 67’s (OHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Logan Cockerill 5-9 (176) 163 (74) 3/3/99 L Brighton, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Sean Dhooghe 5-3 (160) 140 (84) 3/9/99 R Aurora, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Trent Frederic^ 6-2 (188) 205 (93) 2/11/98 L St. Louis, Mo. University of Wisconsin (Big Ten) BOS (’16, 1st rd., 29th overall)
Max Gerlach 5-9 (175) 176 (80) 4/4/98 R Burnsville, Minn. Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Tim Gettinger 6-5 (196) 220 (100) 4/14/98 L North Olmsted, Ohio Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) NYR (’16, 5th rd., 141st overall)
Patrick Harper* 5-9 (175) 161 (73) 7/29/98 L New Canaan, Conn. Boston University (HEA) NSH (’16, 5th rd., 138th overall)
Max Jones^ 6-3 (191) 210 (95) 2/17/98 L Rochester, Mich. London Knights (OHL) ANA (’16, 1st rd., 24th overall)
Patrick Khodorenko 6-0 (183) 207 (94) 10/13/98 L Walnut Creek, Calif. Michigan State University (Big Ten) 2017 Draft Eligible
Will Lockwood 5-11 (180) 172 (78) 6/20/98 R Bloomfield Hills, Mich. University of Michigan (Big Ten) VAN (’16, 3rd rd., 64th overall)
Ivan Lodnia 5-10 (178) 190 (82) 8/31/99 R Novi, Mich. Erie Otters (OHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Grant Mismash 6-0 (183) 183 (83) 2/19/99 L Edina, Minn. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Casey Mittelstadt^ 6-0 (183) 197 (89) 11/22/98 L Eden Prairie, Minn. Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Josh Norris 6-1 (185) 192 (87) 5/5/99 L Oxford, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Ryan Poehling 6-2 (188) 196 (89) 1/3/99 L Lakeville, Minn. St. Cloud State University (NCHC) 2017 Draft Eligible
Jason Robertson 6-2 (188) 196 (89) 7/22/99 L Northville, Mich. Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) 2017 Draft Eligible
Brady Tkachuk 6-2 (188) 194 (88) 9/16/99 L St. Louis, Mo. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2018 Draft Eligible
Riley Tufte^ 6-5 (196) 215 (98) 4/10/98 L Ham Lake, Minn. University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) DAL (’16, 1st rd., 25th overall)
Oliver Wahlstrom 6-1 (185) 198 (90) 6/13/00 R Quincy, Mass. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2018 Draft Eligible
Kailer Yamamoto^ 5-9 (175) 160 (73) 9/29/98 R Spokane, Wash. Spokane Chiefs (WHL) 2017 Draft Eligible

 

TORONTO,ON – DECEMBER 31: Charlie McAvoy #25 of Team USA skates against Anthony Cirelli #22 of Team Canada during a preliminary round game in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship at the Air Canada Centre on December 31, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The USA defeated Canada 3-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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