Kessel Not Available for Team USA
Phil Kessel will not be playing in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. The Bruins said they will not allow Kessel to play. Kessel was the top scorer in the 2006 WJHC, where he collected 11 points. Team USA lost to Finland in the Bronze metal game (4-1). Brad Marchand, this year's 3rd round selection(#71 overall), will compete for a spot on team Canada. Marchand, a forward, currently plays in the QMJHL. There are 38 players on the roster, 22 forwards,12 defensemen, and 4 goalies. For Marchand to make the team, he will have to beat out atleast 10 other forwards.