USA Hockey announced Thursday that they are adding 20-year-old Sabres forward Hudson Fasching to the U.S. World Championship roster.
He’s yet another very young player added to a roster that lacks the name-brand fire power of teams like Canada.
Fasching joined the Buffalo Sabres on March 21, when he signed his first pro contract, forgoing his final season of eligibility with the University of Minnesota Gophers. He put up a goal and an assist in seven NHL games, finishing out the season with the club.
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) April 21, 2016
Prior to joining the Sabres he put up a career-high 20 goals and 38 points in 38 games for the Gophers.
The complete roster is up to 17 from when they announced the first 13 players. Since that time they also added Boston College goaltender (and recent Vancouver signee) Thatcher Demko, 25-year-old Devils defenseman David Warsofsky and Boston College freshman forward Miles Wood, who signed a deal with the New Jersey Devils after the conclusion of the BC season.
That puts the current U.S. roster looking like this:
Auston Matthews, Zurich Lions
Kyle Connor, University of Michigan
Tyler Motte, Chicago Blackhawks/University of Michigan
JT Compher, University of Michigan
Matt Hendricks, Edmonton Oilers
Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets
Pat Maroon, Edmonton Oilers
Miles Wood, New Jersey Devils/Boston College
Hudson Fasching, Buffalo Sabres/University of Minnesota
Noah Hanifin, Carolina Hurricanes
Jake McCabe, Buffalo Sabres
Connor Murphy, Arizona Coyotes
Chris Wideman, Ottawa Senators
David Warsofsky, New Jersey Devils
Mike Condon, Montreal Canadiens
Keith Kinkaid, New Jersey Devils
Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks/Boston College
The 2016 World Championship will kick off on May 6 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.