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First 22 Players Named to 2023 U.S. Men's National Team

By USA Hockey, 05/04/23, 11:58AM EDT


Team USA to compete in IIHF Men's Worlds Beginning May 12 in Finland

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the first 22 players who will comprise the U.S. Men’s National Team for the 2023 IIHF Men’s World Championship, May 12-28, in Tampere, Finland, and Riga, Latvia.

The roster is highlighted by two-time Stanley Cup champion Nick Bonino of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who has twice previously been part of bronze medal-winning U.S. Men's National Teams (2018, 2015), and Alex Tuch, who recorded 36 goals and 79 points for the Buffalo Sabres this season and helped the U.S to a gold medal at the 2014 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship.

Team USA Roster

"The depth of our player pool is reflected with our team and we’re excited about the group we have to represent our country at the world championship," said Chris Clark, general manager of the 2023 U.S. Men's National Team and also the director of player personnel for the Columbus Blue Jackets. "We’ve got a great mix of experience and youth and most of our players have represented the U.S. before and know what it takes to be successful at a world championship.”

Team USA will train in Munich starting Saturday (May 6) and play a pre-tournament game there against Germany on May 9. The U.S. will open play in the IIHF Men’s World Championship against host Finland on May 12 in Tampere, Finland, at 4:20 p.m. local time/9:20 a.m. ET. All U.S. games in the tournament will air live on NHL Network.

The U.S. has finished in the top four of the IIHF Men’s World Championship in six of the last nine tournaments with four bronze medals to its credit during that span (2013, 2015, 2018, 2021).

2023 Men's Worlds Home

Schedule & Results


  • Three goaltenders, seven defensemen and 12 forwards
  • Averages: Height: 6-0; Weight: 187; Age: 25
  • Youngest Player: Lane Hutson (19)
  • Oldest Player: Nick Bonino (35)
  • 8 first or second-round NHL Draft picks
  • 18 total medals won in IIHF world championship play (all levels)
  • 8 players who have previously been part of Team USA for an IIHF Men’s World Championship, including Sean Farrell (2022), T.J. Tynan (2022), Drew Commesso (2021), Cal Petersen (2021, 2017), Connor Mackey (2021), Conor Garland (2021), Nick Bonino (2018, 2015) and Anders Bjork (2017)
  • The roster features three members of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team in netminder Drew Commesso, forward Sean Farrell, and defenseman Nick Perbix
  • 10 players (8 full-time) have played at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, including Anders Bjork, Drew Commesso, Sean Farrell, Cutter Gauthier, Lane Hutson, Carter Mazur, Scott Perunovich, Henry Thrun, Alex Tuch, Luke Tuch
  • Five players are making their debut in an IIHF world championship, including Casey DeSmith, Ronnie Attard, Drew O’Connor, Luke Tuch and Sammy Walker
  • The players come from 11 different states, including Massachusetts (4), Minnesota (4), Illinois (3), New York (3), Michigan (2), Arizona (1), Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1) and Wisconsin (1)
  • A total of 20 players have competed in the United States Hockey League, the only Tier I junior hockey league in the United States
  • A total of 21 players have competed in college hockey in the U.S., with 12 different schools represented. Boston University leads the way with four players, while the University of Notre Dame and Harvard University each have three

U.S. Tournament Schedule

Tues., May 7 Slovakia
W, 6-2 Ondrej Nepela Arena
Bratislava, Slovakia
Matt Boldy
Fri., May 10 Sweden
Preliminary Round
L, 2-5 Ostrava Arena
Ostrava, Czechia
Zach Werenski
Sat., May 11 Germany
Preliminary Round
W, 6-1 Ostrava Arena
Ostrava, Czechia
Brady Tkachuk
Mon., May 13 Slovakia
Preliminary Round
L, 4-5 (OT) Ostrava Arena
Ostrava, Czechia
Luke Hughes
Thurs., May 16 France
Preliminary Round
W, 5-0 Ostrava Arena
Ostrava, Czechia
Matt Boldy
Fri., May 17 Poland
Preliminary Round
W, 4-1 Ostrava Arena
Ostrava, Czechia
Cole Caufield
Sun., May 19 Kazakhstan
Preliminary Round
W, 10-1 Ostrava Arena
Ostrava, Czechia
Johnny Gaudreau
Tues., May 21 Latvia
Preliminary Round
W, 6-3 Ostrava Arena
Ostrava, Czechia
Matt Boldy
Thurs., May 23 Czechia
L, 0-1 Prague Arena
Prague, Czechia
Charlie Lindgren

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