SUNRISE, Fla. – USA Hockey today announced that Florida Panthers prospects F Nick Bjugstad
(Univ. of Minnesota – WCHA), F Connor Brickley
(Univ. of Vermont – HEA) and F Drew Shore
(Univ. of Denver – WCHA) have been named to Team USA’s preliminary roster for the 2011 World Jr. Championship that will take place in Buffalo, NY.
Bjugstad, 18, has played in 11 games for the Univ. of Minnesota this season scoring two goals with two assists and 17 PIM. The Blaine, Minnesota native was drafted by Florida in the first round (19th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Brickley, 18, has played in 12 games for the University of Vermont scoring three goals with two assists and four PIM. The Everett, Massachusetts native was drafted by Florida in the second round (50th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Shore, 19, currently leads the WCHA and ranks tied for fourth among NCAA Division I leaders, with 13 goals and 24 points in 18 games played. He was named NCAA Division I Player of the Month for November, after guiding Univ. of Denver to a 7-1-0 record. The Denver, Colorado native was drafted by Florida in the second round (44th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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