The 44-player U.S. roster now encompasses 16 states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio Rhode Island, Virginia and Wisconsin. More than half of the U.S. invitees have represented the U.S. internationally across six major events, including the IIHF World Junior Championship(2019-silver), IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship (2019-bronze, 2018-silver), Youth Olympic Winter Games (2016-gold), World Junior A Challenge (2018-first, 2017-second), Hlinka Gretzky Cup (2018, 2017) and Under-17 Five Nations Cup (2017-first, 2016-first). The U.S. roster includes 37 players with ties to 18 college programs, 20 players who skated this past season in the United States Hockey League, and 41 NHL Draft picks, half of which were drafted in the first or second round.
In addition, 23 players on the U.S. roster have skated at least one full season with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, which is based out of USA Hockey Arena. Among the NTDP alumni are 11 first-round selections, including 2019 first-round picks John Beecher (Boston Bruins, 30th overall), Matthew Boldy (Minnesota Wild, 12th overall), Cole Caufield (Montreal Canadiens, 15th overall), Ryan Johnson (Buffalo Sabres, 31st overall), Spencer Knight (Florida Panthers, 13th overall), Alex Turcotte (Los Angeles Kings, 5th overall), Cam York (Philadelphia Flyers, 14th overall) and Trevor Zegras (Anaheim Ducks, 9th overall), as well as 2018 NHL Draft first-rounders Joel Farabee (Philadelphia Flyers, 14th overall), K’Andre Miller (New York Rangers, 22nd overall) and Oliver Wahlstrom (New York Islanders, 11th overall).
Notes: Media wishing to attend any part of the camp should complete the online credential formby Thursday, July 18, at 5 p.m. ET … For more on the U.S. roster breakdown, click here … Several of the expected participants in the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase are notable NHL prospects, including a combined 33 NHL Draft first-round selections between the U.S. (11), Canada (15), Finland (2) and Sweden (5) … The United States enters the 2020 tournament having medaled in an unprecedented four-straight IIHF World Junior Championships, winning gold in 2017, silver in 2019 and bronze medals in 2016 and 2018 … Join the conversation by using the official hashtag #WJSS.