Gaudreau Joins Worlds Roster
At least 19 former college players will compete for Canada and U.S. at World Championship in Belarus.

Johnny Gaudreau signed with the Calgary Flames upon the conclusion of his season with BC.

Hobey Baker Award winner Johnny Gaudreau has been added to the United States men's national team for the 2014 IIHF World Championship, bringing the total number of former college stars slated to participate in the event to 19.

The World Championship will take place May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus, and Wednesday NBC Sports Network announced its plans to carry all of Team USA's games live.

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The former college players taking part in the tournament include four players for Canada and 15 for the U.S. More players may be added to rosters prior to the tournament's start as well.

Gaudreau and B.C. linemate Kevin Hayes are both on the U.S. squad, which features four players who played NCAA hockey this season - those two, plus UMass Lowell goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and Wisconsin defenseman Jake McCabe.

Former college stars play an integral role in forming both the U.S. and Canadian teams. Bowling Green alum Rob Blake is the general manager of the Canadian team, while former Wisconsin star Jim Johansson heads up the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, which also includes former college players Brian Burke, Paul Holmgren, Dean Lombardi, David Poile, Ray Shero, Don Waddell and Tom Kurvers.

Former College Players


Ben Scrivens Cornell
Kevin Bieksa Bowling Green
Jason Garrison Minnesota Duluth
Kyle Turris Wisconsin

United States

Connor Hellebuyck UMass Lowell
Matt Donovan Denver
Jake Gardiner Wisconsin
Jake McCabe Wisconsin
Jeff Petry Michigan State
Jacob Trouba Michigan
Johnny Gaudreau Boston College
Jimmy Hayes Boston College
Kevin Hayes Boston College
Colin McDonald Providence
Andy Miele Miami
Brock Nelson North Dakota
Drew Shore Denver
Craig Smith Wisconsin
Tim Stapleton Minnesota Duluth