The United States enters the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship having earned four-straight medals (gold – 2017; silver – 2019; bronze – 2016, 2018) for the first time in tournament history.
The week-long camp will include 11 international competitions between Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States.
Notes: Visit teamusa.usahockey.com/worldjuniors for more information … The 44 player camp roster consists of 15 states, including Michigan (8), Minnesota (6), Illinois (5), New York (5), California (4), Massachusetts (3), Wisconsin (3), New Jersey (2), Rhode Island (2), Alaska (1), Connecticut (1), Florida (1), Iowa (1), Ohio (1), and Virginia (1) … Of the 44 players invited to the U.S. camp roster, 18 have been drafted by an NHL team, while another 26 are eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, which begins tomorrow, June 21 … A total of 22 players who skated at least one full season with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program are among the invites … Eight of the 44 players participated in last year’s camp … John Vanbiesbrouck (Detroit, Mich.) is the general manager of the 2020 U.S. National Junior Team … Scott Sandelin (Hibbing, Minn.) is the head coach of the 2020 U.S. National Junior Team with David Lassonde (Durham, N.H.), Steve Miller (Sun Prairie, Wis.), Brett Larson (St. Cloud, Minn.) and Jerry Keefe (Saugus, Mass.) serving as assistant coaches … USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.