We are just a few days away from the 2022 World Juniors getting started and Team USA is set.
After a few weeks of selection camp and cuts, the 25-man roster for the United States has been selected and a majority of the names are the same as the ones repping the red, white and blue in December.
Three notable names will not be on the USA roster that were on the squad in December — forward Matty Beniers, defenseman Jake Sanderson and goaltender Drew Commesso.
Sanderson was the captain of the original 2022 team, but the defenseman is likely holding out ahead of the NHL season where he expects to compete for a spot on the Senators' roster. The same goes for Beniers, who was an assistant captain in December and is very likely going to be on the Kraken's NHL squad.
Commesso is arguably the biggest surprise, as the Blackhawks prospect was the clear-cut No. 1 goalie in December and would have been again in August. However, he elects not to participate, leaving the Americans light in net. He is slated to return to Boston University this fall for his junior year.
Here is a look at the Team USA roster for the 2022 World Juniors.
Team USA 2022 World Juniors roster
In total, eight players from the initial 2022 roster that played in December return for the August version of the tournament with eight new faces in the group.
In addition to the three mentioned above, other players that are either not returning or were not selected for the August grouping are forwards Tanner Dickinson, Chaz Lucius and Ty Smilanic, defenseman Scott Morrow and goaltender Dylan Silverstein.
The newcomers to the squad are forwards Thomas Bordeleau, Riley Duran, Hunter McKown, and Charlie Stramel, defensemen Sean Behrens and Jacob Truscott, and finally, goaltenders Remington Keopple and Andrew Oke.
|Brett Berard||Rangers (2020 5th round)|
|Thomas Bordeleau||Sharks (2020 2nd round)|
|Logan Cooley||Coyotes (2022 1st round)|
|Matt Coronato||Flames (2021 1st round)|
|Riley Duran||Bruins (2020 6th round)|
|Dominic James||Blackhawks (2022 6th round)|
|Matt Knies||Maple Leafs (2021 2nd round)|
|Carter Mazur||Red Wings (2021, 3rd round)|
|Hunter McKown||Undrafted free agent|
|Sasha Pastujov||Ducks (2021 3rd round)|
|Mackie Samoskevich||Panthers (2021 1st round)|
|Red Savage||Red Wings (2021 4th round)|
|Landon Slaggert||Blackhawks (2020, 3rd round)|
|Charlie Stramel||2023 draft eligible|
|Sean Behrens||Avalanche (2021 2nd round)|
|Brock Faber||Wild (Kings 2020 2nd round)|
|Luke Hughes||Devils (2021 1st round)|
|Wyatt Kaiser||Blackhawks (2020 3rd round)|
|Tyler Kleven||Senators (2020 2nd round)|
|Ian Moore||Ducks (2020 3rd round)|
|Jack Peart||Wild (2021 2nd round)|
|Jacob Truscott||Canucks (2020 5th round)|
|Remington Keopple||2023 draft eligible|
|Kaidan Mbereko||2023 draft eligible|
|Andrew Oke||2023 draft eligible|
When do the 2022 World Juniors start?
- Start date: Tuesday, Aug. 9
- End date: Saturday, Aug. 20
After the tournament was canceled in December of 2021, the IIHF is trying again for the 2022 edition in August. It will start on Aug. 9 and run for 12 days to Aug. 20.
The group stage starts on Aug. 9 and will take place over the first seven days of the competition. The quarterfinals will all be on Aug. 17, the semifinals on Aug. 19 and the tournament will conclude with the bronze and gold medal games on Aug. 20.
How to watch World Juniors hockey games on TV, live stream
- TV channel (Canada): TSN
- Live stream (Canada): TSN.ca, TSN app
- TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
- Live stream (U.S.): fuboTV
TSN and the NHL Network will once again be home to all of the action for the 2022 World Juniors.
The American audience can view the games live on TV on the NHL Network, or can stream it though fuboTV.
Canadian viewers can watch the competition on TSN, or can stream the games through TSN.ca or in the TSN app.
USA World Juniors schedule 2022
The format for the 2022 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five teams playing a preliminary round-robin to determine seeding, followed by a single-elimination tournament.
As champions, the United States drew into Group A as the top team, where they will face off against Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
(All times Eastern)
|Aug. 9||Germany||—||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 11||Switzerland||—||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 13||Austria||—||2 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 14||Sweden||—||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 17||Quarterfinals||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 19||Semifinals||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 20||Bronze/Gold||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|