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USA Hockey Announces Roster for 2016 Youth Olympics

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USA Hockey announced its 17-man roster for the 2016 Youth Olympics to be held in Norway from Feb. 12-21. The 2000-birthyear is a star-studded group for the Americans, especially up front.

Highlighting the roster is Boston University commit Jake Wise, widely considered the top 2000-born forward in the U.S. Fellow Terrier recruit and Salisbury forward Jack DeBoer. Harvard commit Oliver Wahlstrom and Boston College commit T.J. Walsh are two more New Englanders on the roster.

The defense should be solid, as well, with Michigan commit Mattias Samuelsson and Boston College recruit Adam Samuelsson. Christian Krygier, a terrific skater and son of Muskegon Lumberjacks coach Todd Krygier, is one of the team's more underrated prospect.

2016 U.S. Youth Olympic Boys' Ice Hockey Roster

Forwards S/C Ht Wt DOB Hometown 2015-16 Team College Commitment
Jack DeBoer R 6-2 170 8/17/00 Madison, NJ Salisury Prep Boston University
Jonathan Gruden L 5-10 145 5/4/00 Rochester, Mich. Detroit Honeybaked Miami
Erik Middendorf L 6-0 165 7/11/00 Scottsdale, Ariz. Phoenix Jr. Coyotes
Jacob Pivonka L 5-11 180 2/28/00 Woodbridge, Ill. Chicago Mission Notre Dame
Ryan Savage R 5-10 165 3/31/00 Scottsdale, Ariz. EC Red Bulls
Oliver Wahlstrom R 6-1 190 6/13/00 Yarmouth, Maine Shattuck St. Mary's Harvard
T.J. Walsh L 5-9 160 4/29/00 Shrewsbury, Mass. Cushing Boston College
Tyler Weiss L 5-10 150 1/3/00 Raleigh, NC Don Mills Flyers Boston University
Jake Wise L 5-11 178 2/28/00 North Andover, Mass. Central Catholic Boston University
Defensemen
Ty Emberson R 6-1 190 5/23/00 Eau Claire, Wis. Eau Clair Memorial HS
Christian Krygier L 6-0 63 5/5/00 Novi, Mich. Little Caesars
Will MacKinnon L 5-10 180 4/13/00 Port Clinton, Ohio Detroit Honeybaked
Mattias Samuelsson L 6-3 200 3/14/00 Voorhees, NJ Northwood School Michigan
Adam Samuelsson L 6-3 195 6/21/00 Rye, NY CT Jr. Rangers Boston College
Jacob Semik L 6-0 155 3/10/00 Canton, Mich. Detroit Honeybaked Michigan
Goaltenders
Drew DeRidder L 5-10 145 5/1/00 Fenton, Mich. Oakland Jr. Grizzlies
Todd Scott L 5-11 190 523/00 Albertville, Mich. Omaha AAA