The quest for Rangers prospect Brandon Halverson to don the red, white and blue for Team USA will begin August 1, when the netminder joins 38 others at the 2015 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid.
Halverson, whom the Rangers selected in the second-round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, is one of four goaltenders invited to the camp. The 19-year-old was on Team USA's 2015 World Junior Championship squad that finished fifth. He's the oldest netminder on the camp roster.
The Traverse City, Mich.-native recorded a shutout in his only appearance for Team USA at last year's tournament in Canada.
Halverson had a remarkable first season as the No. 1 goaltender with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. He went 40-5-2 with a 2.63 goals against average and a .913 save percentage with six shutouts. He led the League in wins, tied in shutouts and was third in goals against.
Before Team USA camp, Halverson is expected to take part in the Rangers' prospect tournmanent following next week's NHL Draft in Florida.