Drury Named To U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster

Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletics
Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletics

First-year forward Jack Drury will compete for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team roster. (Gil Talbot)

USA Hockey announced that first-year forward Jack Drury is among 29 players announced to the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster.

Drury participated in the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase with USA Hockey this past summer (Jul. 28-Aug. 4) in Kamloops, British Columbia, recording two goals and an assist during the competition.

The U.S. National Junior Team will take part in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019, in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. All invitees on the U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster will convene before Dec. 15 at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. for several practices, before camp moves to Kamloops. B.C. on Dec. 18. The team will play exhibition games against Russia on Dec. 20, and the Czech Republic on Dec. 22, with both games at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, B.C. 

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 third 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.