USA Hockey Announces 2013 World Juniors Preliminary Roster

Seth Jones will be a key component of the American defense - Bruce Bennett

USA Hockey announced the roster of candidates that will try out to make the final roster of players that will travel to Ufa, Russia to compete in the 2013 World Junior Championships. Here are the players that made the cut:

GOALIES (3)
Name Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate S/C Hometown 2012-13 Team (League) NHL Rights
John Gibson* 6-3 (191) 222 (100) 7/14/93 L Pittsburgh, Pa. Kitchener Rangers (OHL) ANA ('11, 2nd rd., 39th overall)
Jon Gillies 6-5 (196) 230 (104) 1/22/94 L Concord, N.H. Providence College (HEA) CGY ('12, 3rd rd., 75th overall)
Garret Sparks 6-2 (188) 211 (95) 6/28/93 L Elmhurst, Ill. Guelph Storm (OHL) TOR ('11, 7th rd., 190th overall)


DEFENSEMEN (9)
Shayne Gostisbehere 5-11 (180) 167 (75) 4/20/93 L Margate, Fla. Union College (ECACH) PHI ('12, 3rd rd., 78th overall)
Matt Grzelcyk 5-9 (175) 168 (76) 1/5/94 L Charlestown, Mass. Boston Univ. (HEA) BOS ('12, 3rd rd., 85th overall)
Seth Jones 6-4 (194) 205 (93) 10/3/94 R Plano, Texas Portland Winterhawks (WHL) 2013 Draft Eligible
Jake McCabe 6-1 (185) 207 (93) 10/12/93 L Eau Claire, Wis. Univ. of Wisconsin (WCHA) BUF ('12, 2nd rd., 44th overall)
Connor Murphy 6-4 (194) 205 (93) 3/26/93 R Dublin, Ohio Sarnia Sting (OHL) PHX ('11, 1st rd., 20th overall)
Mike Reilly 6-1 (185) 167 (75) 7/13/93 L Chanhassen, Minn. Univ. of Minnesota (WCHA) CBJ ('11, 4th rd., 98th overall)
Patrick Sieloff 6-1 (185) 199 (91) 5/15/94 L Ann Arbor, Mich. Windsor Spitfires (OHL) CGY ('12, 2nd rd., 42nd overall)
Brady Skjei 6-3 (191) 200 (91) 3/26/94 L Lakeville, Minn. Univ. of Minnesota (WCHA) NYR ('12, 1st rd., 28th overall)
Jacob Trouba* 6-2 (188) 198 (89) 2/26/94 R Rochester, Mich. Univ. of Michigan (CCHA) WPG ('12, 1st rd., 9th overall)


FORWARDS (15)
Cole Bardreau 5-10 (178) 181 (82) 7/22/93 R Fairport, N.Y. Cornell Univ. (ECACH) Free Agent
Riley Barber 5-11 (180) 194 (87) 2/7/94 R Livonia, Mich. Miami Univ. (CCHA) WSH ('12, 6th rd., 167th overall)
Tyler Biggs 6-2 (188) 223 (101) 4/30/93 R Binghamton, N.Y. Oshawa Generals (OHL) TOR ('11, 1st rd., 22nd overall)
Alex Galchenyuk 6-1 (185) 197 (90) 2/12/94 L Milwaukee, Wis. Sarnia Sting (OHL) MTL ('12, 1st rd., 3rd overall)
John Gaudreau 5-9 (175) 150 (68) 8/13/93 L Carneys Point, N.J. Boston College (HEA) CGY ('11, 4th rd., 104th overall)
Rocco Grimaldi 5-6 (170) 165 (75) 2/8/93 R Rossmoor, Calif. Univ. of North Dakota (WCHA) FLA ('12, 2nd rd., 33rd overall)
Ryan Hartman 6-0 (183) 187 (84) 9/20/94 R West Dundee, Ill. Plymouth Whalers (OHL) 2013 Draft Eligible
Sean Kuraly 6-2 (188) 199 (91) 1/20/93 L Dublin, Ohio Miami Univ. (CCHA) SJS ('11, 5th rd., 133rd overall)
Mario Lucia 6-2 (188) 193 (87) 8/25/93 L Plymouth, Minn. Univ. of Notre Dame (CCHA) MIN (‚11, 2nd rd., 60th overall)
Stefan Matteau 6-2 (188) 217 (98) 2/23/94 L Chicago, Ill. Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL) NJD ('12, 1st rd., 29th overall)
J.T. Miller* 6-2 (188) 212 (96) 3/14/93 L East Palestine, Ohio Connecticut Whale (AHL) NYR ('11, 1st rd., 15th overall)
Stefan Noesen 6-1 (185) 206 (93) 2/12/93 R Plano, Texas Plymouth Whalers (OHL) OTT ('11, 1st rd., 21st overall)
Blake Pietila 6-0 (183) 195 (88) 2/20/93 L Brighton, Mich. Michigan Tech Univ. (WCHA) NJD ('11, 5th rd., 129th overall)
Vince Trocheck 5-10 (178) 186 (84) 7/11/93 R Pittsburgh, Pa. Saginaw Spirit (OHL) FLA ('11, 3rd rd., 64th overall)
Jim Vesey 6-2 (188) 200 (91) 5/26/93 L North Reading, Mass. Harvard Univ. (ECACH) NSH ('12, 3rd rd., 66th overall)

The process of getting this team down to the 20 skaters and 3 goalies that will head to Russia will begin with a team training camp that will take place December 16th-18th in Tarrytown, New York, and continue in Helsinki, Finland December 19th-23rd in Helsinki, Finland. The final roster will then be announced on December 23rd.

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