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2023 WJC | John Vanbiesbrouck

John Vanbiesbrouck is serving as the general manager of the U.S. National Junior Team for the fifth consecutive year in 2023, having previously helped the U.S. National Junior Team to a gold medal in 2021 and a silver medal in 2019, his first year as the team’s general manager.

Vanbiesbrouck, who was named assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey in June 2018, oversees all of USA Hockey’s international efforts, including its men’s, women’s and sled programs, as well as the National Team Development Program.

Vanbiesbrouck, who also plays a significant role in maintaining and enhancing USA Hockey’s relationships with key constituent groups, including the U.S. Olympic Committee and NHL, began his volunteer work in 2008 as an athlete director on USA Hockey’s board of directors and was elected vice president and chair of the Junior Council in 2012.

Prior to his time in the national office, Vanbiesbrouck had a remarkable NHL playing career that spanned parts of 20 seasons and included stops with the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils. The five-time NHL All-Star won 374 games, the second most by any American netminder in NHL history. He earned the Vezina Trophy as the top goaltender in the NHL in 1986 as a member of the New York Rangers and 10 years later helped the Florida Panthers advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

Inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007, Vanbiesbrouck represented the United States on the international stage as a player on nine occasions, including the Olympic Winter Games in 1998; two Canada Cups (1991, 1987), four IIHF Men’s World Championships (1991, 1989, 1987, 1985) and two IIHF World Junior Championships (1983, 1982).