Derek Ryan named to 2019 U.S. Men's National Team

    Former Bear to suit up for US at 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia

    By USA Hockey on April 30, 2019

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today the addition of forwards Johnny Gaudreau (Salem, N.J./Calgary Flames/Boston College) and Derek Ryan (Spokane, Wash./Calgary Flames), as well as defenseman Noah Hanifin (Norwood, Mass./Calgary Flames/Boston College) to the roster of the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship, May 10-26, in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia.

    Each of the three have contributed to medal-winning teams for the U.S. on the international stage previously, with Gaudreau and Ryan part of the bronze medal-winning 2018 U.S. Men's National Team; Hanifin helping the U.S. to the gold medal at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship and Gaudreau a member of the gold medal-winning 2013 U.S. National Junior Team.

    Ryan joined the Golden Bears in 2007-08, helping the Bears to a University Cup championship in his rookie season. Over his four seasons with the Golden Bears, Ryan notched 58 goals and 146 points in 109 career Canada West conference games, and also helped the Golden Bears to four-straight Canada West titles.

    The U.S. has medaled in three of the last six IIHF Men's World Championships (bronze in 2013, 2015, 2018), its best medal stretch since the 1950s.