Michigan State goalie Drew DeRidder among 13 roster cuts for U.S. team

The Detroit News
Goaltender Drew DeRidder stops a shot during the Red Wings development camp.

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.)

x-Game on NHL Network