Group also includes four first-round NHL draft picks

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey has invited 46 players – including five goaltenders, 16 defensemen and 25 forwards — to participate in its 2024 World Junior Summer Showcase, set for July 26-Aug. 3 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.

The World Junior Summer Showcase, which will also include players from Canada, Finland and Sweden, serves as an evaluation for athletes seeking to make their respective national teams for the 2025 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held Dec. 26, 2024, through Jan. 5, 2025, in Ottawa, Ontario.

In addition to daily practices, which are open to the public and free of charge, the week-long World Junior Summer Showcase will include nine international games. Tickets to the games are available by clicking here or visiting the USA Hockey Arena box office. For a complete WJSS schedule, click here.

Of the 46 players expected to attend, 10 were part of the gold medal-winning 2024 U.S. National Junior Team, including goaltenders Trey Augustine (South Lyon, Mich./Michigan State University) and Sam Hillebrandt (Riverview, Fla./Barrie Colts.); defensemen Zeev Buium (San Diego, Calif./University of Denver), Drew Fortescue (Pearl River, N.Y./Boston College) and Aram Minnetian (Woodcliff Lake, N.J./Boston College); and forwards Ryan Leonard (Amherst, Mass./Boston College), Oliver Moore (Mounds View, Minn./University of Minnesota), Danny Nelson (Maple Grove, Minn./University of Notre Dame), Gabe Perreault (Hinsdale, Ill./Boston College), and Carey Terrance (Akwesasne, N.Y./Erie Otters). In addition, Augustine was also part of the 2023 U.S. National Junior Team.

For the full U.S. roster, click here.

NOTES: Players representing 10 different states have been invited to the World Junior Summer Showcase. Minnesota leads the way with 15 players, followed by Illinois (9), New York (6), California (4), Massachusetts (3), Michigan (3), Florida (2), New Jersey (2), Alaska (1), Pennsylvania (1) … John Vanbiesbrouck (Detroit, Mich./USA Hockey) is the general manager of the U.S. National Junior Team for the seventh straight year, while David Carle (Anchorage, Alaska/University of Denver) returns as head coach for the second consecutive year … The U.S. has medaled in seven of the last nine IIHF World Junior Championships, its best medal stretch ever, and enters the 2025 World Juniors as defending gold medalist.

Goaltenders (5)

NAME

HT (CM)

WT (KG)

BIRTHDATE

S/C

HOMETOWN

MOST RECENT TEAM (LEAGUE)

NHL RIGHTS (NHL DRAFT)

Trey Augustine #*^6-1 (185)179 (81)2/23/2005LSouth Lyon, Mich.Michigan State University (Big 10)DET (2023, 2nd rd, 43rd ovrl)
Sam Hillebrandt #6-1 (185)170 (77)2/21/2005LRiverview, Fla.Barrie Colts (OHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Nick Kempf6-2 (188)191 (87)3/1/2006LMorton Grove, Ill.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Carsen Musser6-4 (193)215 (98)5/19/2005LSherburn, Minn.Madison Capitols (USHL)ARI (2023, 6th rd, 166th ovrl)
Hampton Slukynsky6-1 (185)190 (86)7/2/2005LWarroad, Minn.Fargo Force (USHL)LAK (2023, 4th rd, 118th ovrl)

Defensemen (16)

NAME

HT (CM)

WT (KG)

BIRTHDATE

S/C

HOMETOWN

MOST RECENT TEAM (LEAGUE)

NHL RIGHTS (NHL DRAFT)

Zeev Buium #6-0 (183)186 (84)12/7/2005LSan Diego, Calif.University of Denver (NCHC)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
EJ Emery6-3 (191)176 (80)3/30/2006RCampton, Calif.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Paul Fischer6-0 (183)199 (90)1/30/2005LRiver Forest, Ill.University of Notre Dame (Big 10)STL (2023, 5th rd, 138th ovrl)
Lukas Fischer6-3 (191)170 (77)9/9/2005LBrighton, Mich.Sarnia Sting (OHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Drew Fortescue #6-2 (188)170 (77)4/28/2005LPearl River, N.Y.Boston College (Hockey East)NYR (2023, 3rd rd, 90th ovrl)
Logan Hensler6-2 (188)194 (88)10/14/2006RWoodbury, Minn.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2025 NHL Draft Eligible
Cole Hutson5-9 (175)165 (75)6/29/2006LNorth Barrington, Ill.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Adam Kleber6-5 (196)207 (94)3/24/2006RChaska, Minn.Lincoln Stars (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Matt Mania6-1 (185)187 (85)1/11/2005RBrandon, Fla.Sudbury (OHL)LAK (2023, 5th rd, 150th ovrl)
Gavin McCarthy6-2 (188)188 (85)6/2/2005RClarence Center, N.Y.Boston University (Hockey East)BUF (2023, 3rd rd, 86th ovrl)
Aram Minnetian #5-11 (180)194 (88)3/19/2005RWoodcliff Lake, N.J.Boston College (Hockey East)DAL (2023, 4th rd, 125th ovrl)
Tory Pitner6-1 (185)180 (82)3/6/2006REl Cerrito, Calif.Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Colin Ralph6-4 (193)209 (95)10/4/2005LMaple Grove, Minn.Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Zach Schulz6-1 (185)185 (84)6/14/2005LSouth Lyon, Mich.University of Wisconsin (Big 10)NYI (2023, 6th rd, 177th ovrl)
Andrew Strathmann5-10 (178)187 (85)2/27/2005LBeach Park, Ill.Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)CBJ (2023, 4th rd, 98th ovrl)
John Whipple6-1(185)194 (88)1/20/2006LMinnetonka, Minn.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible

Forwards (24)

NAME

HT (CM)

WT (KG)

BIRTHDATE

S/C

HOMETOWN

MOST RECENT TEAM (LEAGUE)

NHL RIGHTS (NHL DRAFT)

Tanner Adams5-11 (180)185 (84)9/2/2005RNorthport, N.Y.Providence College (Hockey East)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Kamil Bednarik6-0 (183)185 (84)5/26/2006LChicago, Ill.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Austin Burnevik6-3 (191)192 (87)1/3/2005LBlaine, Minn.Madison Capitols (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Trevor Connelly6-0 (183)161 (73)2/28/2006LTustin, Calif.Tri-City Storm (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Cole Eiserman6-0 (183)198 (90)8/29/2006LNewburyport, Mass.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Jake Fisher6-2 (188)192 (87)3/27/2005LWoodbury, Minn.Fargo Force (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
James Hagens5-10 (178)171 (78)11/3/2006LHauppauge, N.Y.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2025 NHL Draft Eligible
Beckett Hendrickson6-2 (188)175 (79)6/24/2005LMinnetonka, Minn.Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)BOS (2023, 4th rd, 124th ovrl)
Ryan Leonard #*6-0 (183)192 (87)1/21/2005RAmherst, Mass.Boston College (Hockey East)WAS (2023, 1st rd, 8th ovrl)
Oliver Moore #5-11 (180)180 (82)1/22/2005LMounds View, Minn.University of Minnesota (Big 10)CHI (2023, 1st rd, 19th ovrl)
Quentin Musty6-2 (188)202 (92)7/6/2005LHamburg, N.Y.Sudbury Wolves (OHL)SJS (2023, 1st rd, 26th ovrl)
Danny Nelson #6-2 (188)212 (96)8/3/2005LMaple Grove, Minn.University of Notre Dame (Big 10)NYI (2023, 2nd rd, 49th ovrl)
Chris Pelosi6-1 (185)181 (82)3/6/2005LSewell, N.J.Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)BOS (2023, 3rd rd, 92nd ovrl)
Gabe Perreault #5-11 (180)165 (75)5/7/2005LHinsdale, Ill.Boston College (Hockey East)NYR (2023, 1st rd, 23rd ovrl)
Max Plante5-11 (180)176 (80)2/20/2006LHermantown, Minn.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligibile
Noah Powell6-1 (185)210 (95)2/2/2005RNorthbrook, Ill.Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
James Reeder5-10 (178)170 (77)10/6/2005RGlenview Ill.Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Jayson Shaugabay5-9 (175)165 (75)4/5/2005RWarroad, Minn.Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)TBL (2023, 4th rd, 115th ovrl)
Teddy Stiga5-10 (178)173 (78)4/5/2006LSudbury, Mass.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Brandon Svoboda6-3 (191)207 (94)2/4/2005RLevel Green, Pa.Fargo Force (USHL)SJS (2023, 3rd rd, 71st ovrl)
Mac Swanson5-7 (170)157 (71)1/10/2006LAnchorage, AlaskaFargo Force (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible
Carey Terrance #6-1 (185)179 (81)5/10/2005LAkwesasne, N.Y.Erie Otters (OHL)ANA (2023, 2nd rd, 59th ovrl)
William Whitelaw5-9 (175)174 (79)2/5/2005RRosemount, Minn.University of Wisconsin (Big 10)CJB (2023, 3rd rd, 66th ovrl)
Joe Willis5-10 (178)180 (82)3/14/2005LElmhurst, Ill.Saginaw Spirit (OHL)NAS (2023, 4th rd, 111th ovrl)
Brodie Ziemer5-9 (175)192 (87)2/22/2006RHutchinson, Minn.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)2024 NHL Draft Eligible

# – 2024 U.S. National Junior Team member

* – 2024 U.S. Men’s National Team member

^  – 2023 U.S. National Junior Team member