USA Hockey Announces World Junior Championship Camp Invites

On Wednesday, USA Hockey announced the roster for next year’s World Junior Championship Evaluation Camp. The Chicago Blackhawks have three forward prospects on the list.

John Hayden, C, Yale (6-3, 210)
Hayden had six goals and ten assists in 33 games at Yale last year. He was selected by the Blackhawks in the 3rd round (74th overall) in 2013.


Tyler Motte, F, Michigan (5-10, 180)
Drafted: 4th round (121st overall) – 2013
Motte scored nine goals and added nine assists in 34 games for the Wolverines last year. He led the silver medal-winning USA team with five goals and tied for team lead with seven points at the 2013 U18 World Championships in Sochi.

Anthony Louis, F, Miami (5-7, 150)
Drafted: 6th round (181st overall) – 2013
Louis scored 12 goals with 13 assists for Miami (Ohio) last season. Chicago selected him in the 6th round (181st overall) in 2013.

13 thoughts on “USA Hockey Announces World Junior Championship Camp Invites

  • June 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Kind of surprised Hinostroza wasn’t invited – or if he was invited, why did he decline?

  • June 19, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Hinostroza wasn’t invited because he is an too old to play in the WJC. Its 95 Birth years and younger for this tournament

  • June 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I don’t think there is anyone I’m rooting for more than Anthony Louis to become an NHLer. He put up good numbers as a freshman – nice start but at his size it’s always going to be an uphill battle.

  • June 19, 2014 at 9:43 am

    thanks Cuz

  • June 19, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Have the Blackhawks announced when their prospect camp will be this year and who will be attending? I went the last few years and I love it. Hoping TT comes this year. Hayden really impressed me at last years camp but I guess he isn’t doing so well at Yale. Any update Tab?

  • June 19, 2014 at 11:31 am

    re: Prospect Camp – nothing announced yet. It’s usually mid-July so they can get their most recent draft picks into camp if possible. Look for an announcement after the draft (around the 4th of July perhaps)

  • June 19, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Thanks Tab…. Ya i think it was like July 7th or so last time. Looking forward to it.

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Good experience for all of them. Scottie, I thought Hayden did well at Yale, as his ice time was limited until later in the season…when he was given line mates and playing time, he produced. I believe strongly he will be a good NHL Centre for someone. He’s about 3 years away from contributing at an NHL level.

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Hayden was banged up early in the season fwiw

  • June 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Ya he was a super nice kid to talk to. I sat next to his Mom during the whole camp last year and my mom and her were talking a lot about him and got to talk with him afterwards a little bit. Seems like an easy kid to root for. I loved his size, physicality, and scoring touch that I saw and really thought he was the best performance overall at last years camp. I really do not know how he did at Yale, I just saw his numbers at the end were not that great. Glad to hear it wasn’t as bad as it seemed. Thanks for the knowledge Sr. Brad and Tab. Appreciated as always.

  • June 19, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Hayden is the long term guy I have my eyes on. He has the size and skills of a legit NHL player. Hopefully he will plan out in a few years.

  • June 19, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I was looking at some of the Hawks prospects and I was surprised to see the Hawks have risen to the number 4 rated minor league system according to Last year they were ranked 10th. Here is an overview of the Hawks system….

    Strengths: Teuvo Teravainen has developed well since he was drafted 18th overall in 2012, becoming the best offensive prospect for Chicago since Patrick Kane. The depth at center behind him includes talented prospects at the pro level and longer-term projects making their mark in the NCAA. The team’s defensive stable is similarly built with prospects Adam Clendening, Stephen Johns, and Klas Dahlbeck set to anchor the AHL team at the pro level next season, giving the defenders in college and Sweden all the time they need to develop.

    Weaknesses: Teravainen excluded, the ultimate upside of top forward prospects like Mark McNeill, Phillip Danault, and Ryan Hartman remains unclear. The signing of Antti Raanta as a free agent proved to be a wise move, but the pecking order behind him amongst the goaltending prospects is murky.

    Top 5 Prospects: 1. Teuvo Teravainen, C; 2. Adam Clendening, D; 3. Phillip Danault, C; 4. Mark McNeill, C; 5. Stephen Johns, D.

  • June 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Last post about Hayden(from Hockey future’s)

    One of four centers from Chicago’s 2013 draft class to make his collegiate debut in 2013-14, John Hayden skated in his freshman season for Yale University. Hayden, selected 74th overall, was outscored by all three of the players drafted behind him in his first year. Bigger players often take longer to develop, and despite having the look of a pro player already, Hayden took some time to adjust to the NCAA. The big pivot finished with 16 points in 33 games on the season, with half of those points coming in his strong finish to the year. With an increased opportunity at even strength and the man advantage as a sophomore, Hayden is poised to make a more consistent impact for Yale in 2014-15 and begin to establish himself as a force to be reckoned with at the NCAA level.

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