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December 16, 2023

Buium earns spot on Team USA’s entry at the World Juniors

Zeev Buium, a top prospect for the 2024 NHL Draft, has been named to Team USA’s entry at the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The tournament, in Gothenburg, Sweden, begins Dec. 26.

Buium is a ‘B’ ranked skater in FCHockey’s Preliminary ranking for the 2024 draft, published in October.

The recently-turned 18-year-old, a freshman defenseman at Denver, is the second-youngest player in Division-I college hockey this season and his 25 points (five goals, 20 assists) ties him for third in the nation in scoring. His point totals lead all defenseman, too.

Buium is joined on the roster by fellow 2024 draft eligible Samuel Hillebrandt, a goalie with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League.

Here’s who will represent the United States at the World Juniors:

GOALIES: Trey Augustine (Detroit Red Wings), Jacob Fowler (Montreal Canadiens), Samuel Hillebrandt (2024 NHL Draft).

DEFENSEMEN: Zeev Buium (2024 NHL Draft), Seamus Casey (New Jersey Devils), Ryan Chesley, (Washington Capitals), Drew Fortescue (New York Rangers), Lane Hutson (Montreal Canadiens), Aram Minnetian (Dallas Stars), Eric Pohlkamp (San Jose Sharks), Sam Rinzel (Chicago Blackhawks).

FORWARDSGavin Brindley (Columbus Blue Jackets), Quinn Finley (New York Islanders), Cutter Gauthier (Philadelphia Flyers), Gavin Hayes (Chicago Blackhawks), Isaac Howard (Tampa Bay Lightning), Ryan Leonard (Washington Capitals), Rutger McGroarty (Winnipeg Jets), Oliver Moore (Chicago Blackhawks), Frank Nazar, (Chicago Blackhawks), Danny Nelson (New York Islanders), Gabriel Perreault (New York Rangers), Will Smith (San Jose Sharks), Jimmy Snuggerud (St. Louis Blues), Carey Terrance (Anaheim Ducks).


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