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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Preliminary roster for 2011 U.S. nat'l junior team

By ESPN.com staff

The preliminary roster for the 2011 U.S. national junior team was released by USA Hockey on Tuesday.

The 29 players will attend a pre-tournament camp, which starts on Dec. 17 and includes exhibition games against Rensselaer's men's ice hockey team (Dec. 19), the Czech Republic (Dec. 21) and Norway (Dec. 23). The final 22-man roster for the IIHF Worl Junior Championship (Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo and Niagara, N.Y.) will be announced prior to the game against Norway.

Here is the preliminary roster (* -- denotes players who were on the 2010 World Junior gold-medal team):

Goaltenders
*-Jack Campbell (Port Huron, Mich.)
Andy Iles (Ithaca, N.Y./Cornell)

Defensemen
Adam Clendening (Niagara Falls, N.Y./Boston Univ.)
Brian Dumoulin (Biddeford, Maine/Boston College)
Justin Faulk (South St. Paul, Minn./Minnesota-Duluth)
Derek Forbort (Duluth, Minn./North Dakota)
Nick Leddy (Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Jon Merrill (Brighton, Mich./Michigan)
Jamie Oleksiak (Boston, Mass./Northeastern)
*-John Ramage (Chesterfield, Mo./Wisconsin)
Philip Samuelsson (Scottsdale, Ariz./Boston College)
Patrick Wey (Pittsburgh, Pa./Boston College)

Forwards
Nick Bjugstad (Blaine, Minn./Minnesota)
*-Ryan Bourque (Boxford, Mass.)
Connor Brickley (Everett, Mass./Vermont)
Chris Brown (Flower Mound, Texas/Michigan)
Mitch Callahan (Whittier, Calif.)
Charlie Coyle (East Weymouth, Mass./Boston Univ.)
*-Jerry D'Amigo (Binghamton, N.Y.)
Emerson Etem (Long Beach, Calif.)
Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif.)
*-Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass./Boston College)
*-Jeremy Morin (Auburn, N.Y.)
Brock Nelson (Minneapolis/North Dakota)
Matt Nieto (Long Beach, Calif./Boston Univ.)
*-Kyle Palmieri (Montvale, N.J.)
Brandon Saad (Gibsonia, Pa.)
Drew Shore (Denver/Univ. of Denver)
*-Jason Zucker (Las Vegas, Nev./Denver)