Blackhawks’ prospect Chad Krys final cut as Team USA announces World Juniors roster

The 18-year-old won a bronze medal with Team USA at last year’s tournament.

The Chicago Blackhawks thought they’d be represented by two of their prospects on Team USA at the 2017 World Junior Championships. However, both Alex DeBrincat and Chad Krys were cut and did not make the final roster, which USA Hockey announced Saturday.

Both DeBrincat and Krys won bronze with Team USA at last year’s tournament.

Krys, who was Team USA’s final roster cut, has a goal and two assists in his freshman season at Boston University. The Hawks drafted the 6-foot, 185-pound defenseman was drafted in the second round with the 45th overall pick. Prior to joining the Terrier program, Krys had three goals and 26 assists in 53 games for the U.S. National under-18 team in the United States Hockey League.

DeBrincat, who was cut from the roster Thursday, has 30 goals and 60 points in only 28 games this season for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. He was ejected for spearing in the first tournament game last year, and injured his shoulder in the second game. As a result, the Hawks second-round pick (No. 36 overall) in this year’s draft only scored one goal in five games.

At least two Hawks prospects will be in the tournament. Forwards Radovan Bondra (Slovakia) and Mathias From (Denmark) will each play in their second straight juniors tournament.

Sweden hasn’t made its final roster cut, but defenseman Lucas Carlsson and forward John Dahlström made the team’s preliminary roster.

Team USA will play in Group B. The Americans open the tournament against Latvia at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 in preliminary round action.


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