Johnny Gruden and Alec Regula are two Michigan natives invited to the 2019 World Juniro Summer Showcase. (Photos by Michael Caples/MiHockey)

USA Hockey announces roster for World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth


By @MichaelCaples –

The World Junior Summer Showcase is returning to Plymouth this summer, and now, fans know who they can watch at USA Hockey Arena.

USA Hockey has announced the 44 players who have been invited to the annual showcase, which serves as a kick-off event for selecting Team USA’s roster for the World Juniors.

The camp, which features the U.S., Canada, Finland and Sweden, takes place July 26 through Aug. 3.

Congrats to the Michigan names invited:


Drew DeRidder – Fenton – Michigan State, NTDP alum

Spencer Knight – NTDP alum


Christian Krygier – Novi – Michigan State

Alec Regula – West Bloomfield – London Knights, Red Wings draftee

Bode Wilde – Birmingham – Saginaw Spirit, NTDP alum

Cam York – NTDP alum, Michigan commit

Mattias Samuelsson – Western Michigan, NTDP alum

Spencer Stastney – NTDP alum

Alex Vlasic – NTDP alum

K’Andre Miller – NTDP alum

Ty Emberson – NTDP alum

Drew Helleson – NTDP alum


Johnny Gruden – Rochester – Ottawa Sentaors, NTDP alum

Blade Jenkins – Jackson – Saginaw Spirit, NTDP alum

Nick Robertson – Arcadia, Calif./Northville native – Peterborough Petes

Arthur Kaliyev – Little Caesars, Compuware alum

John Beecher – NTDP alum, Michigan commit

Alex Turcotte – NTDP alum, Honeybaked alum

Oliver Wahlstrom – NTDP alum

Trevor Zegras – NTDP alum

Jacob Pivonka – NTDP alum

Owen Lindmark – NTDP alum

Trevor Janicke – NTDP alum

Matthew Boldy – NTDP alum

Cole Caufield – NTDP alum

Joel Farabee – NTDP alum