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2016 WJC | U.S. National Junior Team Roster

1st Row (From Left to Right): Brandon Halverson; Anders Bjork; Sonny Milano; Louie Belpedio, alternate captain; Zach Werenski, captain; Ron Wilson, head coach; Auston Matthews, alternate captain; Colin White, alternate captain; Brandon Carlo; Ryan Hitchcock; Alex Nedeljkovic
2nd Row (From Left to Right): Alex DeBrincat; Brandon Fortunato; Chad Krys; Ryan Donato; Charlie McAvoy; Christian Dvorak; Ryan MacInnis; Will Borgen; Matthew Tkachuk; Nick Schmaltz; Brock Boeser; Scott Eansor
3rd Row (From Left to Right): Catherine Bogart, USAHockey.com; Jon Gomez, communications; Stan Wong, athletic trainer; Jari Jaeaeskelaeinen, massage therapist; Brian Brewster, athletic trainer; Kevin Reiter, assistant coach; Danton Cole, assistant coach; Chris Chelios, assistant coach; Nick Siergiej, video coordinator; Dr. Phil Johnson, team physician; David Gilbert, equipment manager; Scott Aldrich, equipment manager; Risto Talvio, team host; Jim Johannson, general manager

U.S. National Junior Team Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate S/C Hometown Most Recent Team NHL Draft Rights
8 Louie Belpedio D 5-10 (178) 194 (88) 1996-05-14 R Skokie, Ill. Miami University (NCHC) MIN ('14, 3rd rd., 80th ovr.)
10 Anders Bjork F 5-11 (180) 183 (83) 1996-08-05 L Mequon, Wis. University of Notre Dame (HEA) BOS ('14, 5th rd., 146th ovr.)
23 Brock Boeser F 6-0 (183) 192 (87) 1997-02-25 R Burnsville, Minn. University of North Dakota (NCHC) VAN ('15, 1st rd., 23rd ovr.)
20 Will Borgen D 6-2 (188) 195 (88) 1996-12-19 R Moorhead, Minn. St. Cloud State University (NCHC) BUF ('15, 4th rd., 92nd ovr.)
26 Brandon Carlo D 6-5 (196) 195 (88) 1996-11-26 R Colorado Springs, Colo. Tri-City Americans (WHL) BOS ('15, 2nd rd., 37th ovr.)
12 Alex DeBrincat F 5-7 (170) 161 (73) 1997-12-18 R Farmington Hills, Mich. Erie Otters (OHL) 2016 Draft Eligible
19 Ryan Donato F 6-1 (185) 181 (82) 1996-04-09 L Scituate, Mass. Harvard University (ECAC Hockey) BOS ('14, 2nd rd., 56th ovr.)
11 Christian Dvorak F 6-0 (183) 187 (85) 1996-02-02 L Palos, Ill. London Knights (OHL) ARZ ('14, 2nd rd., 58th ovr.)
14 Scott Eansor F 5-8 (173) 168 (76) 1996-01-03 L Englewood, Colo. Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) Free Agent
5 Brandon Fortunato D 5-10 (178) 148 (67) 1996-06-07 L Albertson, N.Y. Boston University (HEA) Free Agent
36 Brandon Halverson G 6-4 (193) 179 (81) 1996-02-29 L Traverse City, Mich. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) NYR ('14, 2nd rd., 59th ovr.)
21 Ryan Hitchcock F 5-10 (178) 170 (77) 1996-03-30 L Manhasset, N.Y. Yale University (ECAC Hockey) Free Agent
4 Chad Krys D 5-11 (180) 183 (83) 1998-04-10 L Ridgefield, Conn. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2016 Draft Eligible
17 Ryan MacInnis F 6-4 (193) 185 (84) 1996-02-14 L St. Louis, Mo. Kitchener Rangers (OHL) ARZ ('14, 2nd rd., 43rd ovr.)
34 Auston Matthews F 6-0 (183) 199 (90) 1997-09-17 L Scottsdale, Ariz. ZSC Lions (National A-Swiss) 2016 Draft Eligible
25 Charlie McAvoy D 6-0 (183) 205 (93) 1997-12-21 R Long Beach, N.Y. Boston University (HEA) 2016 Draft Eligible
28 Sonny Milano F 5-11 (180) 185 (85) 1996-05-12 L Massapequa, N.Y. Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) CBJ ('14, 1st rd., 16th ovr.)
31 Alex Nedeljkovic G 6-0 (183) 190 (86) 1996-01-07 L Parma, Ohio Niagara IceDogs (OHL) CAR ('14, 2nd rd., 37th ovr.)
9 Nick Schmaltz F 6-0 (183) 172 (78) 1996-02-23 R Verona, Wis. University of North Dakota (NCHC) CHI ('14, 1st rd., 20th ovr.)
7 Matthew Tkachuk F 6-1 (185) 188 (85) 1997-12-11 L St. Louis, Mo. London Knights (OHL) 2016 Draft Eligible
13 Zach Werenski D 6-2 (188) 214 (97) 1997-07-19 L Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. University of Michigan (Big Ten) CBJ ('15, 1st rd., 8th ovr.)
18 Colin White F 6-0 (183) 183 (83) 1997-01-30 R Hanover, Mass. Boston College (HEA) OTT ('15, 1st rd., 21st ovr.)

Team Staff

POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
General Manager Jim Johannson Colorado Springs, Colo.
Head Coach Ron Wilson Providence, R.I.
Assistant Coach Chris Chelios Chicago, Ill.
Assistant Coach Danton Cole Pontiac, Mich.
Assistant Coach Kevin Reiter Pittsburgh, Pa.
Video Coach Nick Siergiej South Bend, Ind.
Team Physician Phil Johnson Horace, N.D.
Athletic Trainer Stan Wong Boca Raton, Fla.
Athletic Trainer Brian Brewster Houghton, Mich.
Equipment Manager Scott Aldrich Colorado Springs, Colo.
Equipment Manager David Gilbert South Bend, Ind.
Communications Jon Gomez Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Hockey, Inc.

POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
President Jim Smith Mount Prospect, Ill.
Executive Director Dave Ogrean Colorado Springs, Colo.
Assistant Executive Director, Hockey Operations Jim Johannson Colorado Springs, Colo.
Vice President, International Council Chairperson Gavin Regan Potsdam, N.Y.
Co-Chairman of the Board Walter L. Bush, Jr. Naples, Fla.
Co-Chairman of the Board Ron DeGregorio Salem, N.H.
Senior Director, Communications. Dave Fischer Colorado Springs, Colo.