Fifteen NCAA alumni are among the first 17 players named to the United States Men’s National Team that will compete at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
The alums range in age from veteran Ryan Suter, who played at Wisconsin in 2003-04, to Quinn Hughes and Cayden Primeau, All-Americans this season for Michigan and Northeastern, respectively.
In all, the 15 NCAA alumni represent nine schools, led by Boston College (four representatives), Michigan (three) and Boston University (two).
The 2019 World Championship will be held May 10-26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. The U.S. has medaled in three of the last six World Championships, including the bronze medal last season.
The U.S. is led by a coaching staff comprised entirely of NCAA alumni: head coach Jeff Blashill (Ferris State) and assistant coaches Dan Bylsma (Bowling Green), John Hynes (Boston University) and Kevin Reiter (Alaska Anchorage). Former Hobey Baker winner Chris Drury (Boston University) is the U.S. general manager.
|2019 U.S. Men’s National Team|
|9||Jack Eichel||F||Boston University|
|18||Chris Kreider||F||Boston College|
|19||Clayton Keller||F||Boston University|
|25||James van Riemsdyk||F||New Hampshire|
|30||Thatcher Demko||G||Boston College|
|35||Cory Schneider||G||Boston College|
|36||Colin White||F||Boston College|