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U.S. unveils final roster for 2024 world juniors

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The United States revealed its final roster for the 2024 world juniors on Saturday.

After defeating Sweden in the bronze-medal game last year, the U.S. kicks off this iteration of the tournament with a Group B contest against Norway on Dec. 26. The 2024 edition will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The U.S. tapped 14 forwards, eight defensemen, and three goalies, most of whom currently compete in the NCAA. Boston College leads the way with seven players selected to head coach David Carle's team.

Here are the 25 players the United States selected:


Player Age Current team
Gavin Brindley 19 Michigan (NCAA)
Quinn Finley 19 Wisconsin (NCAA)
Cutter Gauthier 19 Boston College (NCAA)
Gavin Hayes 19 Flint Firebirds (OHL)
Isaac Howard 19 Michigan State (NCAA)
Ryan Leonard 18 Boston College (NCAA)
Rutger McGroarty 19 Michigan (NCAA)
Oliver Moore 18 Minnesota (NCAA)
Frank Nazar III 19 Michigan (NCAA)
Danny Nelson 18 Notre Dame (NCAA)
Gabe Perreault 18 Boston College (NCAA)
Will Smith 18 Boston College (NCAA)
Jimmy Snuggerud 19 Minnesota (NCAA)
Carey Terrance 18 Erie Otters (OHL)

Michigan teammates Gavin Brindley and Rutger McGroarty are among the four forwards who played for the U.S. last year. St. Louis Blues first-round draft pick Jimmy Snuggerud also returns after registering five goals and a team-high eight helpers last tournament.

Boston College linemates Ryan Leonard, Gabe Perreault, and Will Smith will make their world junior debuts after dominating the under-18s together in the spring.

James Hagens, a top prospect for the 2025 draft, was among the team's final cuts.


Player Age Current team
Ryan Chesley 19 Minnesota (NCAA)
Zeev Buium 18 Denver (NCAA)
Seamus Casey 19 Michigan (NCAA)
Eric Pohlkamp 19 Bemidji State (NCAA)
Lane Hutson 19 Boston University (NCAA)
Aram Minnetian 18 Boston College (NCAA)
Sam Rinzel 19 Minnesota (NCAA)
Drew Fortescue 18 Boston College (NCAA)

Ryan Chesley, Seamus Casey, and Lane Hutson represent the three rearguards who participated in the 2023 tournament.

Hutson returns after a stellar 2022-23 campaign. The Montreal Canadiens prospect was a Hobey Baker finalist as a Boston University freshman and excelled at the World Championships with the United States in the spring.

Buium, a freshman at Denver, leads all NCAA defenders in scoring. He's the only first-time draft-eligible player on the roster.


Player Age Current team
Trey Augustine 18 Michigan State (NCAA)
Jacob Fowler 19 Boston College (NCAA)
Sam Hillebrandt 18 Barrie Colts (OHL)

Detroit Red Wings second-round selection Trey Augustine returns between the pipes for the United States. He'll battle for the starting gig with Boston College standout Jacob Fowler.

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