MONTREAL – Team USA has finalized its 22-man roster for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships in Calgary and Edmonton.
Among the American hopefuls who will be vying for gold north of the border this holiday season is Canadiens prospect, Millersville, MD native Jarred Tinordi. The 6-foot-7 blue-liner will be making his World Juniors debut on Boxing Day against Denmark. In one of the tournament’s marquee match-ups, he will face off against fellow Habs prospects Nathan Beaulieu, Michael Bournival and Brendan Gallagher on December 31 when the US takes on Team Canada in Edmonton.
OFFICIAL TEAM USA ROSTER:
Goaltenders: Jack Campbell (Sault Ste Marie - OHL), John Gibson (Kitchener - OHL), Andy Iles (Cornell – ECACH)
Defensemen: Adam Clendening (Boston U. – HEA), Derek Forbort (North Dakota – WCHA), Kevin Gravel (St. Cloud – WCHA), Stephen Johns (Notre Dame – CCHA), Jon Merrill (Michigan – CCHA), Jarred Tinordi (London – OHL), Jacob Trouba (USNTDP)
Forwards: Josh Archibald (Nebraska-Omaha – WCHA), Bill Arnold (Boston C. – HEA), Nick Bjugstad (Minnesota – WCHA), Connor Brickley (Vermont – HEA), Charlie Coyle (Boston U. – HEA), Austin Czamik (Miami – CCHA), Emerson Etem (Medicine Hat – WHL), J.T. Miller (Plymouth – OHL), Kyle Rau (Minnesota – WCHA), Brandon Saad (Saginaw – OHL), T.J. Tynan (Notre Dame – CCHA), Austin Watson (Peterborough – OHL), Jason Zucker (Denver – WCHA)
Three prospects make Team Canada World Junior roster
The Canadiens sign Michaël Bournival to a three-year contract