Michigan State goalie Drew DeRidder among 13 roster cuts for U.S. team
Michigan State goalie Drew DeRidder was one of 13 players cut from the United States’ World Junior Summer Showcase roster on Monday.
DeRidder, a 5-11, 170-pound native of Fenton, Michigan, stopped 14-of-17 shots in a 3-2 loss against Finland in his only appearance in the four-team tournament.
DeRidder, one of only three undrafted players on the original 44-player roster, had a 3.23 goals against average and a .906 save percentage with the Spartans last year.
Here's the rest of the cuts announced on Monday.
► Alex Vlasic (Blackhawks)
► Marshall Warren (Wild)
► Jackson LaCombe (Ducks)
► Case McCarthy (Devils)
► Drew Helleson (Avalanche)
► Slava Demin (Golden Knights)
► Luke Loheit (Senators)
► Owen Lindmark (Panthers)
► Luke Toporowski (undrafted)
► John Farinacci (Coyotes)
► Blade Jenkins (Islanders/Jackson, Michigan)
► Demetrious Koumontzis (Flames)
The 31 remaining players consists of 18 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders.
Among the remaining U.S. players are 11 first-round NHL Draft picks, including two top-10 selections in forwards Alex Turcotte (Kings) and Trevor Zegras (Ducks).
Forward John Beecher (Bruins) leads all skaters with four points and three goals while defenseman Christian Krygier (Islanders/Michigan State) leads with three assists.
In goal, Spencer Knight (Panthers) ranks second with a 1.00 goals against average and .963 save percentage while Dustin Wolf (Flames) sits third with a 1.92 goals against average and .949 save percentage.
The tournament resumes on Tuesday with the U.S. facing Canada at USA Hockey Arena at 4 p.m.
World Junior Summer Showcase
All games at USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Saturday: Finland 3, USA White 2
Saturday: USA Blue 4, Sweden 2
Sunday: USA Blue 7, Finland 1
Sunday: Sweden 2, USA White 1 (OT)
Tuesday: Canada vs. USA (4 p.m.)
x-Wednesday: Canada vs. Finland (1 p.m.)
x-Wednesday: USA vs. Sweden (4 p.m.)
x-Friday: Canada vs. Sweden (1 p.m.)
x-Friday: USA vs. Finland (4 p.m.)
x-Saturday, Aug. 3: Sweden vs. Finland (1 p.m.)
x-Saturday, Aug. 3: Canada vs. USA (4 p.m.)
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