Colorado Avalanche rookie forward J.T. Compher has been selected to represent the United States at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in May, USA Hockey announced on Thursday.
Compher made his first World Championship appearance in 2016, where he recorded one goal and two assists in 10 games en route to winning a bronze medal.
This was not the forward's first international tournament run, however. Compher competed in five contests for Team USA at the 2015 World Junior Championship in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. Prior to that, he captained Team America to a silver medal at the 2013 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, registering seven points (three goals, four assists) in as many contests. He was named one of the top three players on the squad by tournament coaches.