The U.S. National Junior Team saw its streak of six-straight medal-round games appearances in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship fall at the 2009 event in Ottawa, Ontario. There, the U.S. registered a 3-1-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record and a fifth-place finish.
Team USA was captained by Jonathon Blum. Jordan Schroeder registered a team-high 11 points (3-8) while James van Riemsdyk finished second with 10 points (6-4).
|Dec. 26||Germany||W, 8-2|
|Dec. 28||Czech Republic||W, 4-3|
|Dec. 30||Kazakhstan||W, 12-0|
|Dec. 31||Canada||L, 4-7|
|Jan. 4||Czech Republic
Fifth Place Game