Report: Eichel invited to join Team USA at Worlds
Jack Eichel and Jimmy Vesey are hoping to join Team USA at next month’s World Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.
Jack Eichel and Jimmy Vesey both invited to join Team USA for the Worlds. Both are petitioning their universities to take finals overseas.— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) April 12, 2015
Eichel is of course expected to be one of the top two picks at June’s NHL Draft. The 2015 Hobey Baker winner led Boston University to the final of the frozen four where they fell 4-3 to Providence on Saturday.
Vesey, a third-round pick of the Nashville Predators (66th overall in 2012), just completed his third year at Harvard.
Meanwhile, TSN’s Ryan Rishaug reports Tyler Ennis and Cody Eakin are both headed overseas to represent Canada at the tournament.
Ennis has represented Canada internationally at the Under-20 tournament while it’ll be Eakin’s first time playing for Team Canada.
Rishaug also reports Ryan Johansen, Logan Couture and Jamie Benn have declined invites from Hockey Canada.