Two Bruins prospects named to Team USA’s preliminary roster for 2020 World Juniors
By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Bruins could have a pair of prospects representing Team USA at the 2020 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic, as both John Beecher and Curtis Hall were named to the country’s preliminary roster released on Monday.
The big one to note here from a B’s point of view is 2019 first-round pick John Beecher.
Currently playing his college hockey at the University of Michigan, the 6-foot-3 Beecher has totaled five goals and nine points in 16 games for the Wolverines, which is tied for tops among all Michigan skaters. The 18-year-old Beecher, who totaled 20 points in 27 games with the USNDP last season, skated for Team USA in the U18 World Junior Championships last year, and finished with three goals and a helper in seven games en route to a bronze finish.
The B’s selected Beecher with the 30th overall pick this past June.
Curtis Hall, meanwhile, has earned an invite to U.S. camp thanks to a sophomore year at Yale that’s included five goals and an assist through eight games. An Ohio native, Hall recorded 20 goals and 52 points in 113 games over two seasons of play with the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms prior to his drafting by the Bruins (119th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft.
The 2020 WJCs will begin on Dec. 26, 2019.