We will not find many stars in the attack. One of these interesting three is Justin Abdelkader, who wore the Swiss Zug shirt, but spent his best years. Then there is Kevin Lapanca from San Jose and Superstar Connor Garland from Arizona.
An interesting name is young Jason Robertson from Dallas, who is aspiring to be a newcomer to the NHL this year. Interestingly enough, the player who hadn’t played at all this year – Brian Boyle – also entered the nomination.
American defense lines do not go far with experience. Coach Jack Capuano and General Manager Chris Drury have nominated most of the players, who have mainly switched between the NHL and AHL.
On the contrary, the United States appears to be very strong in goalkeeping. Cal Petersen became the number one royalty in Los Angeles, and gave an excellent performance by Jake Oettinger of Dallas.
United States World Cup nomination:
Goalkeepers: Jake Utinger (Dallas, NHL), Cal Petersen (Los Angeles, NHL), Anthony Stollars (Anaheim, NHL).
The Defenders: Adam Clending (Cleveland, AHL), Matt Helixon (Binghampton, AHL), Zach Jones (Rangers, NHL), Connor Mackie (Calgary, NHL), Matt Roy (Los Angeles, NHL), Ryan Shea (Texas, AHL), Matt Tennyson (New Jersey, NHL), Chris Weidman (Ni (nij Novgorod, KHL), Christian Wulanen (Los Angeles, NHL).
Attackers: Justin Abdelkader (Zug, ŠVÝ), Matthew Benners (Michigan, National Collegiate Athletic Association), Colin Blackwell (Rangers, NHL), Brian Boyle (Lettus Nehriel), Sasha Chemilefsky (San Jose, NHL), Ryan Donato (San Jose, NHL), Jack Drury (Vaxjö, VÉ), Conor Garland (Arizona, NHL), Kevin Labanc (San Jose, NHL), Trevor Moore (Los Angeles, NHL), Jason Robertson (Dallas, NHL), Eric Robinson (Columbus, NHL), Kevin Rooney (Rangers, NHL), Crown Thompson (Buffalo, NHL).
Cal Petersen caught Jonathan Quick in Los Angeles, who scored such a cheap goal: