Goaltender Drew Commesso (Norwell, Mass./Boston University) has been added to the U.S. Men’s National Team, it was announced today by USA Hockey. In addition, goaltender Anthony Stolarz (Edison, N.J./Anaheim Ducks) will miss the remainder of the tournament due to a lower-body injury suffered in yesterday’s 5-1 win over Canada.
This past season, Commesso played his freshman season with Boston University. In 11 appearances with the Terriers, he registered a 6-3-1 (W-L-T) record with a 2.99 goals-against-average and .915 save percentage. Before college, Commesso skated two seasons with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program based out of USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan where he finished his NTDP career with the second-best GAA in U.S. Under-18 Team history (2.05) to go along with a .920 save percentage.
Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round, 46th overall, in the 2020 NHL Draft, Commesso was originally named to USA Hockey’s preliminary roster for the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team before becoming unavailable to participate.
Stolarz started yesterday’s game against Canada and stopped both shots he faced in 4:58 of ice time before the injury. He will return to the United States to undergo further evaluation.
The U.S. Men’s National Team (1-0-0-1/W-OTW-OTL-L) returns to tournament play tomorrow, May 25, to take on Kazakhstan in its third of seven preliminary round games. Opening faceoff is set for 9:15 a.m. ET and the game can be seen live on NHL Network.