Three Blackhawks prospects were among the of a 29-man invite list for USA Hockey’s training camp ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship which will take place from Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.
Defenseman Alex Vlasic, goaltender Drew Commesso and center Landon Slaggert will try to make the 25-man U.S. National Junior Team.
Commesso and Slaggert were selected by the Blackhawks in the second and third rounds, respectively, in the 2020 NHL Draft. Vlasic was the 43rd overall selection in the 2019 NHL draft.
In October, the Blackhawks also loaned center Kirby Dach to the Canadian men’s national junior ice hockey team. Dach’s participation in the tournmant is contingent on the start of the 2020-21 NHL regular season.