Thirty-nine current and committed college players highlight the group of 44 players who will represent the United States at the 2021 World Junior Summer Showcase, USA Hockey announced Monday.
The event, set for July 24-31 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich., will feature teams from the U.S., Finland and Sweden, as players audition for their respective national teams for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Eighteen schools are represented by players or recruits on the U.S. roster. Michigan leads all schools with six representatives, followed by Boston University and Minnesota (four each), and Denver and Notre Dame (three each).
Sixteen of the players were freshmen in 2020-21. Twenty-two will be freshmen this fall, while one (Logan Cooley, Notre Dame) is slated to enroll in 2022-23.
Six players on the roster – Matty Beniers, Brett Berard, Brock Faber, Tyler Kleven, Jake Sanderson and Landon Slaggert – are returnees from the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team that won gold at the World Junior Championship.
The WJSS will include 11 games across eight days, with games streamed live on HockeyTV.
|2021 U.S. World Junior Summer Showcase Roster|
|Name||Most Recent Team||2021-22 NCAA Team|
|Aidan Campbell||Erie (OHL)|
|Drew Commesso||Boston University||Boston University|
|Kaidan Mbereko||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Uncommitted|
|Tucker Tynan||Niagara (OHL)|
|Sean Behrens||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Denver|
|Shai Buium||Sioux City (USHL)||Denver|
|Alex Gagne||Muskegon (USHL)||New Hampshire|
|Aidan Hreschuk||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Boston College|
|Luke Hughes||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Michigan|
|Wyatt Kaiser||Minnesota Duluth||Minnesota Duluth|
|Connor Kelley||Minnesota Duluth||Minnesota Duluth|
|Tyler Kleven||North Dakota||North Dakota|
|Ian Moore||Chicago (USHL)||Harvard|
|Scott Morrow||Shattuck-St. Mary’s||Massachusetts|
|Jack Peart||Fargo (USHL)||St. Cloud State|
|Eamon Powell||Boston College||Boston College|
|Jake Sanderson||North Dakota||North Dakota|
|Ryan Ufko||Chicago (USHL)||Massachusetts|
|Carson Bantle||Michigan Tech||Wisconsin|
|Cameron Berg||Muskegon (USHL)||Omaha|
|Tyler Boucher||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Boston University|
|Tristan Broz||Fargo (USHL)||Minnesota|
|Logan Cooley||U.S. National Under-17 Team||Notre Dame (2022-23)|
|Matt Coronato||Chicago (USHL)||Harvard|
|Tanner Dickinson||Soo (OHL)|
|Josh Doan||Chicago (USHL)||Arizona State|
|Dylan Duke||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Michigan|
|Matthew Knies||Tri-City (USHL)||Minnesota|
|Chaz Lucius||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Minnesota|
|Carter Mazur||Tri-City (USHL)||Denver|
|Declan McDonnell||Syracuse (AHL)|
|Sasha Pastujov||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Notre Dame|
|Dylan Peterson||Boston University||Boston University|
|Mackie Samoskevich||Chicago (USHL)||Michigan|
|Red Savage||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Miami|
|Landon Slaggert||Notre Dame||Notre Dame|
|Luke Tuch||Boston University||Boston University|