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Rocco Grimaldi Added to 2023 U.S. Men's National Team Roster

By USA Hockey, 05/05/23, 11:59AM EDT

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Veteran has helped U.S. to three gold medals on international stage

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Forward Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif.), who finished the 2022-23 season with the Rockford Ice Hogs, has been added to the roster of the U.S. Men’s National Team that will take part in the upcoming 2023 IIHF Men's World Championship it was announced today by USA Hockey.

Grimaldi, who has played eight seasons in the NHL, started the 2022-23 campaign with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL and in 54 games recorded 56 points (27G, 29A). He finished the year with the Rockford Ice Hogs with six goals and 11 assists in 16 regular-season games before contributing four points (1G, 3A) in five playoff contests.

Grimaldi has helped the U.S. to three gold medals on the international stage, including in the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, and the 2010 and 2011 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship. 

He will make be making his first appearance in the IIHF Men’s World Championship.

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U.S. Tournament Schedule

DATE OPPONENT/ROUND RESULT/TIME (LOCAL/ET) LOCATION BROADCAST/PLAYER OF GAME
Tues., May 7 Slovakia
Pre-Tournament
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
Quarterfinals
L, 0-1 Prague Arena
Prague, Czechia
Charlie Lindgren

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