John Hayden Named Alternate Captain By USA

Blackhawks prospect John Hayden was named an alternate captain by USA Hockey for the upcoming World Junior Championships on Tuesday morning.

Boston University’s Jack Eichel, one of the top two prospects in the 2015 Draft class, was named the captain. The preliminary roster also features Blackhawks prospects Nick Schmaltz, Anthony Louis and Tyler Motte.

Mark Osiecki, an assistant coach with the IceHogs, is the head coach for the USA.

5 thoughts on “John Hayden Named Alternate Captain By USA

  1. This is going to be the finest WJC to date. Finns, Sweden, Russia, US and Canada all powerhouses and a preview showcase of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. Plus for us some Blackhawk hopefuls to follow. Drop the puck already!

  2. I wonder if Osiecki being the head coach may bring John Hayden to the professional route quicker, especially after the whole Kevin Hayes thing. Looking at Yale’s games, he has been taking far fewer faceoffs than a couple other forwrds at Yale. Not that he has been struggling too bad at the dot, just doesn’t take many draws. It’ll be interesting to see where he plays for team USA

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