At the United States of Hockey, Chris Peters starts to preview Team USA for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia.
Under the header of players “likely” to make the team is Rangers first round pick Brady Skjei.
Peters thinks that Skjei’s skating and two-way game make him a likely inclusion for Team USA.
He writes that if the World Juniors started tomorrow Skjei would be on his second pair with fellow first round pick Jacob Trouba.
Skjei has one goal and one assist in four games for Minnesota so far this season.
THIS SECTION is all about Skjei
Skjei’s goal starts at 1:30