Sabres' Eichel is going to the World Championship

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(WGR 550) - On locker room cleanout day, Jack Eichel said he wasn’t sure if he was going to play at the IIHF World Championship. Team USA announced on Thursday that Eichel will be a participant, joining Western New York’s Pat Kane.

Eichel played in this tournament in 2015 and had two goals and five assists for seven points in 10 games. Eichel and Team USA took home a bronze medal. He also played in the 2017 tournament, picking up five assists in eight games.

Others named to the squad are:


  • Ryan Suter - D - Minnesota Wild
  • James van Riemsdyk - FW - Philadelphia Flyers
  • Cory Schneider - G - New Jersey Devils
  • Dylan Larkin - FW - Detroit Red Wings
  • Chris Kreider - FW - New York Rangers
  • Brady Skjei - D - New York Rangers
  • Quinn Hughes D - Vancouver Canucks
  • Colin White - FW - Ottawa Senators
  • Thatcher Demko - G - Vancouver Canucks
  • Clayton Keller - FW - Arizona Coyotes
  • Frank Vatrano - FW - Florida Panthers
  • Alec Martinez - D - Los Angeles Kings
  • Alex DeBrincat - FW - Chicago Blackhawks
  • Luke Glendening - FW - Detroit Red Wings
  • Cayden Primeau - G - Montreal Canadiens


Team USA general manager Chris Drury is leaving some spots open for players still in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The United States opens the tournament in Slovakia on May 10 against the home squad.