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United States reveals roster for 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase

Goalie Jake Oettinger, center Casey Mittelstadt highlight group of prospects to attend camp

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Jake Oettinger, NHL Central Scouting's No. 1-rated North American goaltender for the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas, is one of 42 players invited to play for the United States at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase.

The camp, to be held at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, from July 29-Aug. 5, will include practices and games against Canada, Sweden and Finland, and feature players trying to make their respective national teams for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo.

"We're excited to be returning to USA Hockey Arena and hosting Canada, Finland and Sweden for a great week of hockey that will give fans a taste of what is to come this December," said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey and general manager of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team.

Oettinger went 21-11 with three ties, and had a 2.11 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in 35 games as a freshman at Boston University this season.

He is one of seven players won the gold medal with the U.S. at the 2017 WJC that will attend the camp. He was the third goaltender on the team and did not play in a game.

Also returning is goaltender Joseph Woll (Toronto Maple Leafs), defensemen Adam Fox (Calgary Flames) and Ryan Lindgren (Boston Bruins), and forwards Joseph Anderson (New Jersey Devils), Kieffer Bellows (New York Islanders) and Patrick Harper (Nashville Predators).

Oettinger also is one of 23 players eligible for the 2017 draft invited to the camp, including five ranked among the top 25 North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking.

Leading that group is Eden Prairie (Minnesota) center Casey Mittelstadt, No. 3 on Central Scouting's final list. He had 64 points (21 goals, 43 assists) in 25 high school games, and 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) in 24 games with Green Bay of the United States Hockey League.

Also in the top 25 that will be at the camp are St. Cloud State center Ryan Poehling (No. 13), Kingston left wing Jason Robertson (14), Spokane right wing Kailer Yamamoto (17) and left wing Grant Mismash (24) of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.

Three players eligible for the 2018 draft also were invited to the camp, all of whom played on the NTDP under-18 team. Defenseman Quinton Hughes led the team's defensemen with 53 points (10 goals, 43 assists) in 65 games. Forward Brady Tkachuk was fourth on the team with 54 points (25 goals, 29 assists), and is the younger brother of Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk and son of United States Hockey Hall of Fame member Keith Tkachuk. Forward Oliver Wahlstrom had 15 points (10 goals, five assists) in 20 games.

Bob Motzko, who coached the U.S. to the gold medal at the 2017 WJC, will return to coach the 2018 team.

The 2018 WJC will be held at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, 2018. The U.S. also will play Canada in the first outdoor WJC game, at New Era Field, home of the Buffalo Bills, on Dec. 29.

 

U.S. WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE ROSTER

GOALIES: Jake Oettinger, Boston University, H-EAST (2017 draft eligible); Keith Petruzzelli, Muskegon, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Dylan St. Cyr, USA U-18, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Joseph Woll, Boston College, H-EAST (Toronto Maple Leafs)

 

DEFENSEMEN: Michael Anderson, Waterloo, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Sean Day, Windsor, OHL (New York Rangers); Adam Fox, Harvard, ECAC (Calgary Flames); Quinton Hughes, Michigan, BIG10 (2018 draft eligible); Tyler Inamoto, USA U-18, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Philip Kemp, USA U-18, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Nathan Knoepke, USA U-18, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Chad Krys, Boston University, H-EAST (Chicago Blackhawks); Ryan Lindgren, Minnesota, BIG10 (Boston Bruins); Luke Martin, Michigan, BIG10 (2017 draft eligible); Andrew Peeke, Notre Dame, H-EAST (Columbus Blue Jackets); Dylan Samberg, Hermantown, HIGH-MN (2017 draft eligible)

 

FORWARDS: Joseph Anderson, Minnesota-Duluth, NCHC (New Jersey Devils); Jack Badini, Chicago, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Evan Barratt, USA U-18, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Kieffer Bellows, Boston University, H-EAST (New York Islanders); Logan Brown, Windsor, OHL (Ottawa Senators); Alexander Chmelevski, Ottawa, OHL (2017 draft eligible); Logan Cockerill, USA U-18 (2017 draft eligible); Sean Dhooghe, USA U-18, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Trent Frederic, Wisconsin, BIG10 (Boston Bruins); Maxwell Gerlach, Medicine Hat, WHL (2017 draft eligible); Timothy Gettinger, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (New York Rangers); Patrick Harper, Boston University, H-EAST (Nashville Predators); Max Jones, London, OHL (Anaheim Ducks); Patrick Khodorenko, Michigan State, BIG10 (2017 draft eligible); William Lockwood, Michigan, BIG10 (Vancouver Canucks); Ivan Lodnia, Erie, OHL (2017 draft eligible); Grant Mismash, USA U-18 (2017 draft eligible); Casey Mittelstadt, Eden Prairie, HIGH-MN (2017 draft eligible); Joshua Norris, USA U-18, USHL (2017 draft eligible); Ryan Poehling, St. Cloud State, NCHC (2017 draft eligible); Jason Robertson, Kingston, OHL (2017 draft eligible); Brady Tkachuk, USA U-18, USHL (2018 draft eligible); Riley Tufte, Minnesota-Duluth, NCHC (Dallas Stars); Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane, WHL (2017 draft eligible); Oliver Wahlstrom, USA U-18, USHL (2018 draft eligible)

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