Eichel confirmed for U.S. World Championship roster

Jack Eichel (right) captained the United States team at the 2015 World Junior Championship (photo: Melissa Wade).

Hobey Baker Award winner and USCHO player of the year Jack Eichel of Boston University has been added to the United States roster for the World Championship next month in the Czech Republic.

The forward is the fifth player that played college hockey in 2014-15 to be named to the roster, joining forwards Dylan Larkin (Michigan) and Jimmy Vesey (Harvard), defenseman Mike Reilly (Minnesota) and goaltender Alex Lyon (Yale).

Eichel captained the United States team at the 2015 World Junior Championship, one of his four previous appearances for the U.S. in an IIHF event.

Nine pro players named to the roster so far played college hockey:

• Forward Marc Arcobello, Yale
• Defenseman Justin Faulk, Minnesota-Duluth
• Defenseman Jake Gardiner, Wisconsin
• Forward Matt Hendricks, St. Cloud State
• Defenseman Torey Krug, Michigan State
• Forward Steve Moses, New Hampshire
• Defenseman Zach Redmond, Ferris State
• Forward Dan Sexton, Bowling Green
• Forward Ben Smith, Boston College

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