EDMONTON, Alberta - USA Hockey today named the 25 players to the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team set to compete in the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Aug. 9, 2022 – Aug. 20, 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta.
The group returns 17 of the 25 that were originally rostered in December before the tournament was postponed. The team also features four members of the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team that won a gold-medal in Edmonton, including forwards Brett Berard (East Greenwich, R.I.) and Landon Slaggert (South Bend, Ind.), and defensemen Brock Faber (Maple Grove, Minn.) and Tyler Kleven (Fargo, N.D.).
“We had a great week of camp followed by a pair of good pre-tournament games to help us finalize our roster,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team and also the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “We had some spots to fill from December and we filled them in well. These are hard decisions, but we believe these are the 25 best players to achieve our goal.”
The roster, comprised of players born in 2002 or later, come from 17 different states. A total of 22 players are expected to play college hockey this upcoming season.
Team USA is set to face Germany in its first preliminary round game Aug. 9 at Rogers Place with faceoff set for 8:00 p.m. local time/10:00 p.m. ET. All games will be televised live on NHL Network.
NOTES: Nate Leaman (East Greenwich, Rhode Island/Providence College) is the head coach of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team with Grant Potulny (Grand Forks, N.D./Northern Michigan University), Kris Mayotte (Pittsburgh, Pa./Colorado College), and Steve Miller (Sun Prairie, Wis./University of Minnesota) serving as assistant coaches, and Theresa Feaster (Providence, R.I./Providence College) as video coach … The United States enters the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship having earned medals in five of the last six tournaments, including most recently winning its fifth gold medal in 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. To date, the U.S. National Junior Team has claimed 13 medals, including five gold (2021, 2017, 2013, 2010, 2004), two silver (2019, 1997) and six bronze (2018, 2016, 2011, 2007, 1992, 1986).