USA Hockey's National Team Development Program announced yesterday that defenseman Chad Krys will join the U.S. National Under-17 Team for the 2014-15 season.
Krys, a Connecticut native, is viewed as the best player available for the upcoming 2014 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft. He’s been ranked No. 1 by HockeyProspect.com in their last few rankings.
From the USA Hockey website:
Krys skated in 27 games for the New Jersey Rockets 19U team. The defenseman scored one goal in one exhibition game and accumulated 30 points (8-22) in 26 regular season contests.
The Saint John Sea Dogs won yesterday’s draft lottery and will pick first overall. Unless they can get Krys to commit to Saint John before the draft, it’s probably unlikely they use the top pick on him. Krys will likely be taken somewhere in the draft but, at this point, it’s hard to say if he’ll ever play in the league.
The 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft is on Saturday, May 31 in Sherbrooke.