The U.S. National Team has added another forward, USA Hockey announced Wednesday. Minnesota Wild winger Jordan Schroeder will join the team for the upcoming 2016 World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Schroeder is representing his country on the international stage for the sixth time in his career, which includes some very impressive performances in World Junior Championship tournaments. His 27 points and 20 assists (cumulative) are the most in U.S. history and 20 assists are the fourth most in tournament history.
He just finished up his second season with the Wild after coming over from the Vancouver Canucks. He didn’t see much NHL time this year, but found his way onto the roster for the final two postseason games, where he scored just seconds into his first shift.
Here’s the full U.S. roster as of Wednesday.
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
Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings
Luke Glendening, Detroit Red Wings
Jordan Schroeder, Minnesota Wild
Noah Hanifin, Carolina Hurricanes
Jake McCabe, Buffalo Sabres
Connor Murphy, Arizona Coyotes
Chris Wideman, Ottawa Senators
David Warsofsky, New Jersey Devils
Brady Skjei, New York Rangers
Mike Condon, Montreal Canadiens
Keith Kinkaid, New Jersey Devils
Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks/Boston College
The U.S. roster now features 12 forwards, six defensemen and three goaltenders. There is room for one more forward and defenseman before the squad’s roster is set for the tournament, which kicks off May 6.
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.