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First 17 Players Named To 2019 U.S. Men's National Team

By USA Hockey, 04/18/19, 9:45AM EDT


Roster Includes 11 First-Round NHL Draft Picks

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today the first 17 players named to the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship, May 10-26, in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia.

The roster features 11 first-round NHL Draft picks, including Patrick KaneRyan SuterJack EichelJames van Riemsdyk, Cory SchneiderDylan LarkinClayton KellerChris KreiderBrady SkjeiQuinn Hughes and Colin White.

2019 U.S. Roster

"We're excited about our team and it's fun to hear the passion our players have when I've talked to them about representing our country," said Chris Drury, general manager of the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team and also the assistant general manager of the NHL's New York Rangers. "We have one objective and that is to come home with the gold medal."

Team USA will depart the U.S. for Mannheim, Germany, on May 4 where it will spend three days training, including a pre-tournament game against Germany on May 7. The U.S. begins play in the 2019 IIHF Men's World Championship on May 10 against host Slovakia. All U.S. games in the tournament will air live on NHL Network.

The U.S. has medaled in three of the last six IIHF Men's World Championships (bronze in 2013, 2015, 2018), its best medal stretch since the 1950s. 

USA Hockey will announce additions to its roster as players are confirmed. The IIHF allows each federation to have up to 25 players (22 skaters, 3 goaltenders).

Roster Overview

  • Three goaltenders, four defensemen and 10 forwards
  • Averages: Height: 6-1, Weight: 196
  • 11 first round NHL Draft picks
  • 40 total medals won in world championship play, including 15 golds
  • 5,999 NHL regular-season games played over 95 NHL seasons
  • 12 players (11 full-time) have been part of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, including Cory SchneiderThatcher DemkoQuinn HughesBrady SkjeiRyan SuterJack Eichel, Patrick KaneClayton KellerDylan LarkinJames van RiemsdykColin WhiteFrank Vatrano
  • Ryan Suter has represented the U.S. on the international stage 11 previous times, the most of any player, while James van Riemsdyk has appeared in eight previous events and Patrick Kane seven.
  • All but Luke Glendening have played on international stage for U.S. previously
  • 7 players return from last year's bronze medal-winning U.S. Men's National Team including Alex DeBrincatQuinn HughesPatrick KaneChris KreiderDylan LarkinAlec Martinez and Colin White. A total of 13 players have previously played in the IIHF Men's World Championship
  • The 17 players come from nine different states with Massachusetts (5), Michigan (4) and New Jersey (2) leading the way
  • A total of 15 players have competed in college hockey in the U.S., led by four players from Boston College, three from the University of Michigan and two from Boston University

U.S. Game Schedule

Date Opponent/Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Location Television U.S. Player of the Game
Tues., May 7 Germany
W, 5-2 SAP Arena
Mannheim, Germany
Live Stream Johnny Gaudreau
Fri., May 10 Slovakia
L, 1-4 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Jack Eichel
Sun., May 12 France
W, 7-1 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Alex DeBrincat
Mon., May 13 Finland
OTW, 3-2 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Brady Skjei
Wed., May 15 Great Britain
W, 6-3 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Patrick Kane
Sat., May 18 Denmark
W, 7-1 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Dylan Larkin
Sun., May 19 Germany
W, 3-1 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Alec Martinez
Tues., May 21 Canada
L, 0-3 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Cory Schneider
Thurs., May 23 Russia
L, 3-4 Ondrej Nepela Arena
Bratislava, Slovakia
NHL Network Jack Hughes

NOTES: Patrick Kane was named captain of the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team on Monday (April 15). Kane also served as captain of the bronze medal-winning 2018 U.S. Men's National Team ... NHL Network is the exclusive U.S. television home of the IIHF Men's World Championship and all U.S. games will be available live ... The staff and players of the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team are selected by Chris Drury (New York Rangers), general manager of the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team, along with members of the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group including David Poile (Nashville Predators), Don Waddell (Carolina Hurricanes), Ray Shero (New Jersey Devils), Stan Bowman (Chicago Blackhawks), Dale Tallon (Florida Panthers),  Jeff Gorton (New York Rangers) and Paul Fenton (Minnesota Wild). John Vanbiesbrouck, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey, leads the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group ... For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit … The official IIHF home of the 2019 IIHF Men’s World Championship is … USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

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