Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel has been named to the roster for Team USA in the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.
Eichel will join the captain for Team USA, South Buffalo’s Patrick Kane.
Seventeen players were named to the roster Thursday, including 11 former first round NHL draft picks.
There are some other ties to Buffalo on the team, Team USA’s General Manager is former Sabre Chris Drury, and one of the goalies on the team, Cayden Primeau is the son of former NHL’er Keith Primeau and nephew of former Sabre Wayne Primeau.
Team USA plays there first game of the tournament on May 10th against host Slovakia.