Gillies, Sieloff among players on final US WJC evaluation camp roster
The camp is the first step in evaluating players for the 2014 World Junior Championship tournament.
The final roster will play exhibition games against Sweden (Wednesday), Finland (Thursday), and Canada (Saturday) this week.
"As a staff, we have been happy with the players' intensity and compete level," Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and the general manager of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team, told USA Hockey. "The players released today will continue to be evaluated this fall for Team USA. For the players that are staying, the games this week give us an opportunity to continue assessing them."
Both Gillies and Sieloff were a part of the 2013 American squad that captured gold in Ufa, Russia.
FINAL USA HOCKEY NATIONAL JUNIOR EVALUATION CAMP ROSTER
GOALTENDERS: Jon Gillies, Anthony Stolarz (Philadelphia Flyers), Thatcher Demko (2014 draft eligible)
DEFENCEMEN: Mike Brodzinski (San Jose Sharks), Will Butcher (Colorado Avalanche), Connor Carrick (Washington Capitals), Connor Clifton (Phoenix Coyotes), Matt Grzelcyk (Boston Bruins), Ian McCoshen (Florida Panthers), Brett Pesce (Carolina Hurricanes), Steve Santini (New Jersey Devils), Patrick Sieloff, Brady Skjei (New York Rangers)
FORWARDS: Riley Barber (Washington Capitals), Taylor Cammarata (New York Islanders), J.T. Compher (Buffalo Sabres), Andrew Copp (Winnipeg Jets), Tommy DiPauli (Washington Capitals), Adam Erne (Tampa Bay Lightning), Hudson Fasching (Los Angeles Kings), Jake Guentzel (Pittsburgh Penguins), Nicolas Kerdiles (Anaheim Ducks), Stefan Matteau (New Jersey Devils), Michael McCarron (Montreal Canadiens), Tyler Motte (Chicago Blackhawks), Cristoval Nieves (New York Rangers), Dan O’Regan (San Jose Sharks), Henrik Samuelsson (Phoenix Coyotes), Quentin Shore (Ottawa Senators), Zach Stepan (Nashville Predators), Dominic Toninato (Toronto Maple Leafs)