USA Hockey today announced its 22-player roster the 2011 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the World Junior Championship Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo. University of Denver forwards Drew Shore and Jason Zucker were named to the final roster.
The U.S. will be defending its 2010 World Junior Championship gold medal, defeating Canada, 6-5, in overtime, to claim the title last year. For a full tournament schedule and ticket information, visit BuffaloWorldJuniors.com.
The U.S. roster includes 16 first or second-round NHL Draft picks, including nine first-rounders. A total of 13 states are represented on the U.S. preliminary roster, with Minnesota leading the way with five players.
All USA games plus several others will be televised live on the NHL Network.