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Charlie McAvoy Added to 2018 U.S. Men's National Team

By USAHockey.com, 05/10/18, 8:00AM EDT

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U.S. Roster Now Sits at 24 Players

Defenseman Charlie McAvoy (Long Beach, N.Y./Boston Bruins) has been added to the roster of the U.S. Men's National Team that is competing at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark.

McAvoy will be playing on a U.S. Men's National Team for the second consecutive year and representing Team USA for the fifth time in IIHF world championship play. He most recently was a member of the 2017 U.S. Men's National Team that competed in the IIHF Men's World Championship in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France. McAvoy served as an alternate captain for the gold medal-winning U.S. National Junior Team at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, where he was named to the Media All-Star Team. He also won gold with the 2015 U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team at the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship in Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland, before earning a bronze medal with the 2016 U.S. National Junior Team in Helsinki, Finland. 

McAvoy just finished his first full season as a member of the NHL's Boston Bruins. In 63 games, he registered 32 points (7-25) and went on to add five points (1-4) in 12 playoff games. Before joining Boston in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, where he contributed three assists in six games, he played two seasons (2015-17) with Boston University. McAvoy registered 51 points (8-43) in 75 games at BU while earning Hockey East All-Rookie Team honors in 2015-16 and Hockey East First-Team All-Star and NCAA All-America honors in 2016-17.

The U.S. Men's National Team now includes 13 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders. For the complete roster, click here

Team USA (2-1-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) continues preliminary round play against Latvia today (May 10) at 4:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) live on NHL Network.

NOTES: Jeff Blashill (Detroit Red Wings) is serving as head coach for the second straight year ... The staff and players of the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team are selected by Bill Zito (Columbus Blue Jackets), general manager of the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team, along with members of the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group that includes Stan Bowman (Chicago Blackhawks), David Poile (Nashville Predators), Ray Shero (New Jersey Devils), Dale Tallon (Florida Panthers), and Jeff Gorton (New York Rangers) ... For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit teamusa.usahockey.com/2018mensworlds … The official online home of the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship is 2018.IIHFWorlds.com … The U.S. has finished in the top four of the world championship in three of the last five years ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams ... NHL Network is the exclusive U.S. rightsholder for the tournament. 

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U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Location
Tues., May 1 Denmark Exhibition W, 3-2 KVIK Hockey Arena
Herning, Denmark
Fri., May 4 Canada Preliminary W, 5-4 (SO) Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sat., May 5 Denmark Preliminary W, 4-0 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Mon., May 7 Germany Preliminary W, 3-0 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Thurs., May 10 Latvia Preliminary W, 3-2 (OT) Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Fri., May 11 Korea Preliminary W, 13-1 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sun., May 13 Norway Preliminary W, 9-3 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Tues., May 15 Finland Preliminary L, 2-6 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Thurs., May 17 Czech Republic Quarterfinals W, 3-2 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sat., May 19 Sweden Semifinals L, 0-6 Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sun., May 20 Canada Bronze-Medal Game W, 4-1 Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 Men's Worlds News