Team USA made their final cut this morning. Eichel was among the 13 forwards named to the defending champ’s 2014 squad. He's also the youngest player on the team.
Considered a top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft, Eichel has 13 goals and nine assists in 10 United States Hockey League games with the US National Under-18 Team. He is sure to have quite a bit of attention on him at this year’s tournament, especially when Team USA faces Connor McDavid and Team Canada on New Year’s Eve.
The 17-year old has committed to play at Boston University next year. He was a 10th round pick of the Sea Dogs in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft.
The US plays their first game at 12:30pm Atlantic time on Thursday at against the Czech Republic, a game that can be seen on TSN.