Malone is currently in his second full season with the United States Hockey League's Youngstown Phantoms. He has recorded seven goals and eight assists for 15 points through 17 games. The 18-year-old is committed to play college hockey at Cornell University.
Team USA will kick off the World Junior A Challenge with a pre-tournament game against Canada East on Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET. The team's first preliminary round game will be played on Dec. 9 against Canada West at 9 p.m. ET.
NOTES: The 2018 U.S. Junior Select Team now includes 22 players … There are 13 USHL teams represented on the roster. The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Sioux City Musketeers and Tri-City Storm lead the way with three players each ... Anthony Noreen (Tri-City Storm) will serve as head coach of the 2018 U.S. Junior Select Team ... The 22 players represent 11 different states. Minnesota has the most representatives with six, while Michigan has five ... The World Junior A Challenge is in its 13th year and the U.S. is competing for the 12th time ... The 2018 field includes Canada East, Canada West, the Czech Republic, Russia and the United States ... Team USA has captured the World Junior A Challenge title seven times (2008-10, 2012-14, 2016) ... HockeyTV is the streaming home of the World Junior A Challenge ... For full coverage of the U.S. National Junior Select Team, click here.
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