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United States announces roster for World Junior Summer Showcase

2018 NHL Draft top prospects Tkachuk, Hughes, Wahlstrom among 42 players invited to camp

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Brady Tkachuk, No. 2 on NHL Central Scouting's final list of North American skaters for the 2018 NHL Draft, is one of 42 players invited to play for the United States at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase.

The camp, to be held at Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia, from July 28-Aug. 4, will include practices and games against Canada, Sweden and Finland, and feature players trying to make their respective national teams for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., from Dec. 26 through Jan. 5.

Tkachuk of Boston University in Hockey East is one of 20 players eligible for the 2018 draft invited to camp, including seven ranked among the top 27 North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking. 

Among that group is University of Michigan defenseman Quintin Hughes, No. 6 on Central Scouting's final list. He is joined by defensemen K'Andre Miller (No. 23) of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program under-18 team in the United States Hockey League, and Mattias Samuelsson (No. 21) of the USNTDP, and forwards Oliver Wahlstrom (No. 7) of the USNTDP, Jack Drury (No. 27) of Waterloo (USHL), and Joel Farabee (No. 12) of the USNTDP.  

Tkachuk is also one of six on the roster who helped the United States win a bronze medal at the 2018 WJC, including forwards Ryan Poehling (Montreal Canadiens) and Joshua Norris (San Jose Sharks), and defensemen Hughes, Michael Anderson (Los Angeles Kings), and Dylan Samberg (Winnipeg Jets).

There are two players eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft invited to camp and each plays for the USNTDP: forward Jack Hughes, the brother of Quintin Hughes, and goaltender Spencer Knight.

Mike Hastings, originally selected as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Junior Team, was promoted to coach after previously named coach David Quinn was named coach of the New York Rangers on May 23. Hastings has served as coach of Minnesota State University the past six seasons.



GOALIES: Kyle Keyser, Oshawa, OHL (Boston Bruins); Spencer Knight, USA U-18, USHL (2019 draft eligible); Keith Petruzzelli, Quinnipiac, ECAC (Detroit Red Wings); Cayden Primeau, Northeastern, HEA (Montreal Canadiens).

DEFENSEMEN: Matt Anderson, Minnesota Duluth, NCHC (2018 eligible); Michael Anderson, Minnesota Duluth, NCHC (Los Angeles Kings); Joshua Ess, Wisconsin, Big Ten (Chicago Blackhawks); David Farrance, Boston University, HEA (Nashville Predators); Quintin Hughes, Michigan, Big Ten (2018 eligible); Joey Keane, Barrie, OHL (2018 eligible); Philip Kemp, Yale, ECAC (Edmonton Oilers); Benjamin Mirageas, Providence, HEA (New York Islanders); K'Andre Miller, USA U-18, USHL (2018 eligible); Thomas Miller, Michigan State, Big Ten (2018 eligible); Alec Regula, London, OHL (2018 eligible); Dylan Samberg, Minnesota Duluth, NCHC (Winnipeg Jets); Mattias Samuelsson, USA U-18, USHL (2018 eligible); Reilly Walsh, Harvard, ECAC (New Jersey Devils).

FORWARDS: Evan Barratt, Penn State, Big Ten (Chicago Blackhawks); Noah Cates, Omaha, USHL (Philadelphia Flyers); Alexander Chmelevski, Ottawa, OHL (San Jose Sharks); Logan Cockerill, Boston University, HEA (New York Islanders); Cole Coskey, Saginaw, OHL (2018 eligible); Paul Cotter, Lincoln, USHL (2018 eligible); Sean Dhooghe, Wisconsin, Big Ten (2018 eligible); Jack Drury, Waterloo, USHL (2018 eligible); Joel Farabee, USA U-18, USHL (2018 eligible); Jonathan Gruden, USA U-18, USHL (2018 eligible); Curtis Hall, Youngstown, USHL (2018 eligible); Jack Hughes, USA U-18, USHL (2019 eligible); Logan Hutsko, Boston College, HEA (2018 eligible); Brandon Kruse, Bowling Green, WCHA (2018 eligible); Ivan Lodnia, Erie, OHL (Minnesota Wild); Jacob McGrew, Spokane, WHL (San Jose Sharks); Grant Mismash, North Dakota, NCHC (Nashville Predators); Joshua Norris, Michigan, Big Ten (San Jose Sharks); Jay O'Brien, Thayer Academy, USHS (2018 eligible); Ryan Poehling, St. Cloud State, NCHC (Montreal Canadiens); Jason Robertson, Kingston, OHL (Dallas Stars); Brady Tkachuk, Boston University, HEA (2018 eligible); Oliver Wahlstrom, USA U-18, USHL (2018 eligible); Jake Wise, USA U-18, USHL (2018 eligible)

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