Drury Named To U.S. World Junior Championship Final Roster

(Courtesy of USA Hockey)
(Courtesy of USA Hockey)

USA Hockey Release

First-year forward Jack Drury was one of 23 players selected to represent the United States at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, from Dec. 26, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019. Drury's selection marks the fourth consecutive year a member of Harvard men's ice hockey has been selected to the U.S. World Junior roster.

Last year, junior defenseman Adam Fox served as alternate captain of the U.S. team that earned a bronze medal at the World Junior tournament in Buffalo, N.Y.

The United States enters the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship having medaled in three-straight World Junior Championships for the first time in U.S. history after earning gold in 2017 and bronze in 2018 and 2016.

Drury is off to a great start for Harvard, recording 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in his first 11 games. A native of Winnetka, Ill., Drury is currently second in the nation among first-years, averaging 1.09 points per game. He is also one of the top faceoff men in all of college hockey, winning 58.5% of his draws (141-100).

Drury's father Ted Drury '93 was a Hobey Baker Award finalist, U.S. Olympian (1992, 1994) and skated in 414 NHL games. His mother Elizabeth Berkery Drury '93 was a three-time All-American in women's lacrosse and helped Harvard to 1990 national title.

Team USA will begin play in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship next Wednesday (Dec. 26) in Victoria, B.C., against Slovakia. Puck drop is set for 6:30 p.m. ET and can be seen live on NHL Network.