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2013 WJC Blog: Sieloff named to USA roster

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

On Friday, USA Hockey announced their final roster decision had been made and Calgary Flames prospect Patrick Sieloff has made the cut.

The defenceman beat out Boston University's Matt Grzelcyk for the last available spot on the squad. The pair had been kept in Ufa, practicing with the team, until USA Hockey had come to a decision on what kind of blueliner they wanted to complete their defensive corps. Grzelcyk is a very mobile rearguard with offensive flair while Sieloff is a bruising, shutdown defenceman.

Calgary has three prospects on the American roster now with Johnny Gaudreau on their top line and Jon Gillies backing up starting netminder John Gibson.

The Flames drafted Sieloff in the second round of the 2012 NHL Draft. He is in the midst of his first season in the OHL, playing for the Windsor Spitfires.

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