U.S. Assembles Roster for Worlds
18 schools represented on American team headed to Latvia.

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Former Boston University star Jake Oettinger spent his first full season in the NHL this year.

Eighteen NCAA schools are represented on the 2021 United States Men’s National Team that will compete for gold at the IIHF World Championship, USA Hockey announced Thursday.

The roster includes 22 current and former college players ranging in age from 18 (Matty Beniers) to 36 (Brian Boyle). The tournament will take place May 21 to June 6 in Riga, Latvia.

“We’re excited with the roster we have and look forward to the world championship,” said general manager Chris Drury, the 1998 Hobey Baker Award winner from Boston University. “It’s a unique year and we appreciate the dedication and commitment of everyone. We really like our team and our goal, like every other team our country puts on the ice, is to bring home a gold medal.”

Beniers, who was a freshman at Michigan this season, is joined by two other 2020-21 NCAA players on the team: Zac Jones (Massachusetts) and Matt Hellickson (Notre Dame).

Harvard leads all schools with three alumni on the roster; Boston University and Notre Dame each have a pair.

The U.S. will be coached by Maine alum Jack Capuano. Providence head coach Nate Leaman is on staff as an assistant coach.

2021 U.S. Men’s National Team
No. Name Most Recent Team NCAA Team
Goaltenders
29 Jake Oettinger Dallas (NHL) Boston University
40 Cal Petersen Los Angeles (NHL) Notre Dame
31 Anthony Stolarz Anaheim (NHL) Omaha

Defensemen
5 Adam Clendening Cleveland (AHL) Boston University
55 Matt Hellickson Binghamton (AHL) Notre Dame
39 Zac Jones N.Y. Rangers (NHL) Massachusetts
4 Connor Mackey Calgary (NHL) Minnesota State
3 Matt Roy Los Angeles (NHL) Michigan Tech
2 Ryan Shea Texas (AHL) Northeastern
8 Matt Tennyson New Jersey (NHL) Western Michigan
6 Chris Wideman Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) Miami
86 Christian Wolanin Los Angeles (NHL) North Dakota

Forwards
89 Justin Abdelkader EV Zug (NL) Michigan State
10 Matty Beniers Michigan (Big Ten) Michigan
43 Colin Blackwell N.Y. Rangers (NHL) Harvard
11 Brian Boyle Florida (NHL) Boston College
24 Sasha Chmelevski San Jose (NHL)  
16 Ryan Donato San Jose (NHL) Harvard
18 Jack Drury Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL) Harvard
83 Conor Garland Arizona (NHL)  
62 Kevin Labanc San Jose (NHL)  
12 Trevor Moore Los Angeles (NHL) Denver
19 Jason Robertson Dallas (NHL)  
50 Eric Robinson Columbus (NHL) Princeton
21 Kevin Rooney N.Y. Rangers (NHL) Providence
72 Tage Thompson Buffalo (NHL) Connecticut