World Junior Hockey 2017 USA Roster: 23-Man Team for Championships

December 24th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

USA Hockey finalized its 23-man roster for the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships Saturday ahead of its tournament opener against Latvia in Toronto on Monday. 

The final list includes Luke Kunin, who was drafted 15th overall by the Minnesota Wild in June, along with other top draftees Charlie McAvoy (Boston Bruins) and Colin White (Ottawa Senators).

Here is the complete roster, per

It was previously announced on Dec. 18 that Kunin would serve as the captain for the Americans with White and McAvoy assisting as alternate captains.

Following that announcement, Team USA head coach Bob Motzko raved about the trio's leadership capabilities:

I couldn't be happier to have these three quality guys leading this locker room. We've been saying it every day that there's a pulse with this group. We know Luke, Charlie and Colin are at the center of that through their style of play and their tremendous amount of heart. We're fortunate to have them leading this team.

Following Saturday's roster announcement, U.S. National Junio ...

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