COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today the 26 players that will comprise the U.S. Men’s National Team set to compete in the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 21-June 6 in Riga, Latvia.
"We’re excited with the roster we have and look forward to the world championship," said Chris Drury, general manager of the 2021 U.S. Men's National Team and also the president and general manager of the NHL's New York Rangers. "It’s a unique year and we appreciate the dedication and commitment of everyone. We really like our team and our goal, like every other team our country puts on the ice, is to bring home a gold medal."
Team USA will depart the U.S. for Riga on May 16 and begins play in the world championship on May 22 against Finland at 9:15 a.m. ET. All U.S. games in the tournament will air live on NHL Network.
The U.S. has medaled in three of the last seven IIHF Men's World Championships (bronze in 2013, 2015, 2018), its best medal stretch since a period from 1939-53.
NOTES: The staff and players of the 2021 U.S. Men's National Team are selected by Chris Drury (New York Rangers), general manager of the 2021 U.S. Men's National Team, along with members of the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group including Kevyn Adams (Buffalo Sabres), Stan Bowman (Chicago Blackhawks), Bill Guerin (Minnesota Wild), Tom Fitzgerald (New Jersey Devils), Lou Lamoriello (New York Islanders), David Poile (Nashville Predators), Don Waddell (Carolina Hurricanes) and Bill Zito (Florida Panthers). 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 teamusa.usahockey.com/2021mensworlds … The official IIHF home of the 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championship is 2021.IIHFWorlds.com … USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.