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Fox, Hughes, Wolanin Added To 2019 U.S. Men's National Team

By USA Hockey, 05/01/19, 10:00AM MDT


Play begins in IIHF Men's World Championship May 10

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today the additions of forward Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla./USA Hockey National Team Development Program), and defensemen Adam Fox (Jericho, N.Y., /New York Rangers/Harvard University) and Christian Wolanin (Rochester, Mich./Ottawa Senators/University of North Dakota) to the roster of 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.

Both Hughes and Fox have represented the U.S. in an International Ice Hockey Federation event previously, with Hughes recently returning from helping the U.S. earn a bronze medal at the 2019 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship, where he led the tournament in points with 20 (9G, 11A). His 32 points eclipsed Alex Ovechkin as the all-time career points leader in the event. Hughes also helped the U.S. to a silver medal in the 2018 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship. Fox has played in three IIHF events with gold (2017) and bronze (2018) medals to his credit in IIHF World Junior Championship, and a bronze medal in the 2016 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship. While Wolanin will be making his debut at an IIHF event for Team USA, he helped the U.S. win the 2014 World Junior A Challenge.

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. 

Team USA's roster now includes 23 players, with three goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards. The IIHF allows each federation to have up to 25 players (22 skaters, 3 goaltenders).

Roster Overview to Date

  • Averages: Height: 6-0, Weight: 192
  • Twelve first-round NHL Draft picks
  • Forty-nine total medals won in world-championship play, including 18 golds
  • U.S. players have appeared in 6,986 NHL regular-season games across parts of 113 NHL seasons
  • Fifteen players (14 full-time) have been part of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, including Thatcher DemkoJack EichelAdam Fox, Noah HanifinJack Hughes, Quinn HughesPatrick KaneClayton KellerDylan LarkinCory SchneiderBrady SkjeiRyan SuterFrank VatranoJames van RiemsdykColin White
  • 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 and Christian Wolanin have represented the U.S. in an IIHF world championship previously
  • Nine players return from last year's bronze medal-winning U.S. Men's National Team including Alex DeBrincat, Johnny GaudreauQuinn HughesPatrick KaneChris KreiderDylan LarkinAlec MartinezDerek Ryan, and Colin White. A total of 16 players have previously played in the IIHF Men's World Championship
  • The 23 players come from 10 different states with Massachusetts (6), Michigan (5) and New Jersey (3) leading the way
  • A total of 19 players have competed in college hockey in the U.S. on 11 different campuses, led by six 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 will serve as captain of the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team. Kane also was the captain of the bronze medal-winning 2018 U.S. Men's National Team ... Jack Hughes is set to be the youngest player ever to compete for the U.S. in an A Pool (top level) IIHF Men's World Championship ... 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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