Defending champion United States announce 23-man world junior roster

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MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 05: Luke Kunin #9 of Team United States kisses the IIHF World Junior trophy during the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal game against Team Canada at the Bell Centre on January 5, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Team United States defeated Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout.
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USA Hockey has selected their final 23-man roster that will take the ice in Buffalo, NY to defend their World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal.

Forwards

Player Team (League)
Joey Anderson Univ. of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)
Kieffer Bellows Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Logan Brown Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
Trent Frederic Univ. of Wisconsin (NCAA)
Patrick Harper Boston Univ. (NCAA)
Max Jones London Knights (OHL)
Will Lockwood Univ. of Michigan (NCAA)
Casey Mittelstadt Univ. of Minnesota (NCAA)
Josh Norris Univ. of Michigan (NCAA)
Ryan Poehling St. Cloud State Univ. (NCAA)
Brady Tkachuk Boston Univ. (NCAA)
Riley Tufte Univ. of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)
Kailer Yamamoto Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Defense

Player Team (League)
Mikey Anderson Univ. of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)
Adam Fox Harvard Univ. (NCAA)
Quinn Hughes Univ. of Michigan (NCAA)
Ryan Lindgren Univ. of Minnesota (NCAA)
Andrew Peeke Univ. of Notre Dame (NCAA)
Scott Perunovich Univ. of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)
Dylan Samberg Univ. of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)

Goalie

Player Team (League)
Jake Oettinger Boston Univ. (NCAA)
Jeremy Swayman Univ. of Maine (NCAA)
Joseph Woll Boston College (NCAA)

Jack Badini, Hugh McGing, Phil Kemp, Cole Hults, and Reilly Walsh were the five players from the preliminary roster to not make the final cut.