Earlier today, Team USA announced the first players on the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team Roster. Four of these players are former Eagles: Colin White, Chris Kreider, Cory Schneider, and Thatcher Demko. More former Eagles (like Johnny Gaudreau) will likely be added if and when their NHL teams are knocked out of playoff contention. This roster will play at the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Slovakia in May.
Thatcher Demko played 3 seasons at BC before going pro in 2016. Since then, he has split time between the AHL’s Utica Comets and the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. This season, Demko has a .911 save percentage in 16 games in the AHL and a .913 in 9 NHL showings.
Chris Kreider signed with the New York Rangers after playing 3 seasons at BC and is in his 7th season with the Rangers. This year, Kreider was an alternate captain for New York. He had one of his best NHL seasons to date in 2018-19, matching his career high with 28 goals and recording 52 points.
Cory Schneider played for BC from 2004-2007. He is currently in his sixth season with the New Jersey Devils. Schneider played 26 games for the Devils this season and recorded a .903 save percentage and 3.06 goals against average.
Colin White played at BC for 2 years before signing with the Ottawa Senators in 2017. He played his first full season in the NHL this year, recording 41 points in 71 games for the Sens.