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July 26, 2023

Swanson, Park front Team USA at 2023 Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Mac Swanson and Aidan Park, both eligible for the 2024 NHL Draft, are among the names that will lead Team USA into action at the 2023 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

The tournament, the first event in the 2024 draft season, will be held from July 31-August 5 in Trencin, Slovakia and Breclav, Czechia.

Swanson had 55 points (12 goals, 43 assists) in 57 games as a rookie for the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League last season. He also added 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in nine playoff games. Swanson has committed to the University of North Dakota for the 2024-25 season.

Park recorded 82 points (38 goals, 44 assists) in 53 games for Shattuck St. Mary’s 18U program. He also logged four regular-season games with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL, and had one goal in three playoff games with Green Bay. Park is committed to the University of Michigan for the 2025-26 season.

Here’s a look at Team USA’s roster for the Hlinka Gretzky Cup:

GOALTENDERS

Thatcher Bernstein, Noble & Greenough (USHS); Caleb Heil, Sioux Falls (USHL); Kam Hendrickson, Chanhassen High (USHS).

DEFENSEMEN

Alex Bales, Yale Jr. Bulldogs (BEAST); Will Felicio, Madison (USHL); Tanner Henricks, Anaheim Jr. Ducks (T1EHL); Owen Keefe, Muskegon (USHL); Adam Kleber, Lincoln (USHL); Finn McLaughlin, Canmore (AJHL); Tory Pitner, Youngstown (USHL).

FORWARDS

Eero Butella, Chicago Mission (HPHL); Trevor Connelly, Tri-City (USHL); Colin Frank, Anaheim Jr. Ducks (T1EHL); Callum Hughes, Mount St. Charles (NEPACK); Ryker Lee, Shattuck St. Mary’s (USHS); John McNelis, Long Island Gulls (NEPACK); JJ Monteiro, Mount St. Charles (NEPACK); Aidan Park, Shattuck St. Mary’s (USHS); AJ Spellacy, Windsor (OHL); Chase Stefanek, Mount St. Charles (NEPACK); Mac Swanson, Fargo (USHL); Grant Young, Long Island Gulls (NEPACK); Will Zellers, Shattuck St. Mary’s (USHS).


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