Jack Hughes headlines Team USA preliminary roster for World Juniors

Jack Hughes of the USNTDP. (Photo by Rena Laverty/USA Hockey)

Jack Hughes, the expected No. 1 selection in the 2019 NHL Draft, is among 29 players who will be competing for a spot on Team USA for the upcoming World Junior hockey championships.

Hughes, a 17-year-old centre, has nine goals and 45 points in 23 games with the U.S. National Development program this season. He will be joined in camp by his older brother Quinn, a defenceman who was taken by the Vancouver Canucks seventh-overall in the 2018 Draft.

Quinn Hughes is one of five players returning from last year’s bronze-medal winning team. The others are defencemen Mikey Anderson and Dylan Samberg, and forwards Josh Norris (acquired by the Senators in the Erik Karlsson trade) and Ryan Poehling (a first-round pick by the Canadiens in 2017).

Other notable names attending camp include 2018 first-rounders Oliver Wahlstrom (Islanders), Joel Farabee (Flyers) and K’Andre Miller (Rangers).

Here is the full list of players attending Team USA camp, which begins on Dec. 15 in Everett, Wash.

Kyle Keyser
Spencer Knight
Cayden Primeau

Mikey Anderson
Michael Callahan
Ty Emberson
Quinn Hughes
Joey Keane
Phil Kemp
K’Andre Miller
Dylan Samberg
Mattias Samuelsson
Jack St. Ivany

Evan Barratt
Noah Cates
Sasha Chmelevski
Logan Cockerill
Cole Coskey
Sean Dhooghe
Jack Drury
Joel Farabee
Jack Hughes
Tyler Madden
Josh Norris
Jay O’Brien
Ryan Poehling
Jason Robertson
Oliver Wahlstrom
Sammy Walker

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