Rangers Prospect Mike Mottau Selected to 2000 USA National Team
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Rangers prospect, defenseman Mike Mottau, was selected to the 2000 United States National Team roster. The 2000 Hobey Baker Award winner from Boston College is one of only three collegiate players to be selected to the roster, which is also comprised of 13 NHL players, four AHL players, one IHL player and two European League players.
The team will compete in the 2000 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships, held from April 29 to May 14 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
TEAM USA - Roster
GOALTENDERS: Robert Esche (Springfield, AHL) Karl Goehring (Univ. of North Dakota, NCAA) Damian Rhodes (Atlanta, NHL)
DEFENSEMEN: Ben Clymer (Tampa Bay, NHL) Hal Gill (Boston, NHL) Phil Housley (Calgary, NHL) Chris Luongo (Munich, Germany) Mike Mottau (Boston College, NCAA) Chris O'Sullivan (Syracuse, AHL) Eric Weinrich (Montreal, NHL)
FORWARDS: Jason Blake (Los Angeles, NHL) Eric Boguniecki (Louisville, AHL) Brian Gionta (Boston College, NCAA) Sean Haggerty (Kansas City, IHL) Jeff Halpern (Washington, NHL) Steve Heinze (Boston, NHL) Darby Hendrickson (Vancouver, NHL) Steve Konowalchuk (Washington, NHL) David Legwand (Nashville, NHL) Jeff Nielsen (Anaheim, NHL) Mike Peluso (Portland, AHL) Derek Plante (Chicago, NHL) Chris Tancil (EV Zug, Switzerland)
TEAM USA - Schedule (Group D) April 29USA vs. Switzerland May 1Russia vs. USA May 3France vs. USA May 5-9QUALIFYING ROUND May 11QUARTERFINALS May 12SEMIFINALS May 14MEDAL ROUND