Kyle Connor, Dakota Joshua selected for U.S. World Junior A Challenge team

Dakota Joshua (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)
Dakota Joshua (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)


Kyle Connor (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)
Kyle Connor (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)

By @MichaelCaples –

USA Hockey announced today their U.S. Junior Select Team, a roster comprised of USHL players that will compete in the World Junior A Challenge.

Two Michigan natives made the squad – Shelby Township’s Kyle Connor and Dearborn’s Dakota Joshua.

Connor, a University of Michigan commit, is currently playing for the Youngstown Phantoms. He’s projected by most scouting services and mock selections as a first-round pick in the upcoming 2015 NHL Draft. Connor has 17 points in 12 USHL games this season.

Joshua, a Ohio State commit, plays for the Sioux Falls Stampede. He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in last summer’s draft; the Original Six club claimed him in the fifth round. Joshua currently has 15 points in 14 USHL games.

Michigan Tech commit Mitch Reinke, a native of Stillwater, Minn., is also on the Team USA roster.

More articles on Connor:

Video: Kyle Connor at the All-American Prospects Game

MiHockey’s ‘The Shift’ with Kyle Connor


More articles on Joshua:

2014 NHL Draft: Dakota Joshua found out via telephone that he was picked by the Leafs

MiHockey’s 2014 NHL Draft Watch