Three top college NHL prospects, including high-profile Detroit Red Wings draft pick Dylan Larkin of the University of Michigan, have committed to play for the USA at the World Championships next month
Dylan Larkin had a standout frosh season with the University of Michigan scoring 47 points in 35 games, which made him the second-most scoring freshman in all of college hockey. The last University of Michigan freshman with comparable stats was Montreal's Max Pacioretty. This is huge news for Dylan Larkin, and the Red Wings as he appears to be one of the youngest players on Team USA's roster. The remainder of the USA roster will come from NHL teams who are not in playoff contention. High-praise came from USA Today's Kevin Allen for Dylan Larkin, calling him a "Jonathan Toews-style center prospect."
Keep an eye out for more announcements on Team USA's roster. Looks like we'll get to see Larkin play more hockey this season, with the World Championships beginning next month.