Cutter Gauthier named to the Team USA preliminary rosters for the 2023 World Juniors
United States Hockey announced their preliminary roster for the upcoming World Juniors, starting on December 26th.
Team USA Hockey Website:
The 32 players are comprised of the top American players born in 2003 or later … The players hail from 15 different states, led by Minnesota (5), Michigan (4), Massachusetts (3), Pennsylvania (3) and Illinois (3) … A total of 31 players are currently playing, have played or are committed to play college hockey in the U.S., with the University of Minnesota and University of Michigan leading the way with five players … The 32 players include seven first-round NHL draft picks, seven second-rounders and 24 NHL draft picks in total. Eight players are 2023 NHL Draft eligible … All but one of the 32 players have competed in the United States Hockey League, the only Tier I junior league in the U.S. … A total of 25 players have played at least one game as part of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, including 22 as full-time members of the two-year residency program.
Cutter Gauthier, the Flyers 5th overall pick in 2022, (no surprise) has been named to the roster and will have a chance to represent his country as a top line player. Gauthier is currently first on Boston College in points as a freshman with 8G-4A-12P in 12 games. He’s doing this despite missing the first two games of the season due to personal reasons.
Logan Cooley (3rd overall in 2022), Chaz Lucius (18th overall in 2021), Luke Hughes (4th overall in 2021) & (2023 eligible prospect) Will Smith are other players you may recognize.
The 2023 World Junior Championships will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada from December 26th through January 5th.
Mandatory Credit: Flyers Twitter