Six players chosen in the 2010 Entry Draft will make up the 22-player roster for the U.S. Junior Select Team that hopes to defend its title at the World Junior 'A' Challenge in Penticton, B.C., next month.
All of the players selected to the team currently are competing in the United States Hockey League, the nation's only Tier 1 junior hockey league. P.K. O'Handley, coach and general manager of the USHL's Waterloo Black Hawks, will serve as coach.
The list includes Sioux City right wing Max Gaede
, a third-round pick of the Sharks; Fargo center James Mullin
, a fourth-round pick of the Lightning; Sioux City center Caleb Herbert
, who was taken in the fifth round by the Capitals; Cedar Rapids right wing Michael Parks
, a fifth-round pick of the Flyers; Fargo goaltender Zane Gothberg
, a sixth-round pick of the Bruins; and Indiana defenseman Nick Mattson
, a sixth-round pick of the Blackhawks.