By Michael Walters
Anaheim Ducks forward Max Jones was one of 10 players cut by team United States from the 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp. Jones was picked 24th at the 2016 NHL Draft by Anaheim.
Jones played for the USA White team during two split-squad games. He had two shots on goal and four penalty minutes in a 6-3 loss to Sweden on Sunday. He had one assist and one shot on goal in an 8-2 win over Finland on Monday.
Two other players picked in the 2016 NHL first round were sent home for precautionary reasons. Forward Riley Tufte, selected by the Dallas Stars with the 25th pick, sustained a wrist injury in the second period of USA Blue’s 6-4 win against Sweden on Monday. Forward Matthew Tkachuk, taken by the Calgary Flames as the sixth pick, has not skated since the start of camp. He has been dealing with an ankle injury per Sportsnet.
Other players cut were forwards Joseph Anderson (New Jersey Devils), Casey Mittelstadt (2017 draft eligible) Rem Pitlick (Nashville Predators) and Brendan Warren (2017 draft eligible), and defensemen Sean Day (New York Rangers), James Greenway (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Joseph Masonius (Pittsburgh Penguins).
Team USA plays Finland on Friday (4 p.m. ET; NHLN, TSN2) and Canada on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, TSN4).
USA HOCKEY SUMMER EVALUATION CAMP ROSTER
Jake Oettinger, Boston University, H-EAST (2017 draft eligible)
Tyler Parsons, London, OHL (Calgary Flames)
Evan Sarthou, Tri-City, WHL (2017 draft eligible)
Joseph Woll, Boston College, H-EAST (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Jack Ahcan, St. Cloud State, NCHC (2017 draft eligible)
Nicholas Boka, Michigan, BIG10 (Minnesota Wild)
Joseph Cecconi, Michigan, BIG10 (Dallas Stars)
Casey Fitzgerald, Boston College, H-EAST (Buffalo Sabres)
Adam Fox, Harvard, ECAC (Calgary Flames)
Caleb Jones, Portland, WHL (Edmonton Oilers)
Chad Krys, Boston University, H-EAST (Chicago Blackhawks)
Ryan Lindgren, Minnesota, BIG10 (Boston Bruins)
Luke Martin, Michigan, BIG10 (2017 draft eligible)
Charlie McAvoy, Boston University, H-EAST (Boston Bruins)
Jack Sadek, Minnesota, BIG10 (Minnesota Wild)
Kieffer Bellows, Boston University, H-EAST (New York Islanders)
Brock Boeser, North Dakota, NCHC (Vancouver Canucks)
Jeremy Bracco, Kitchener, OHL (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Logan Brown, Windsor, OHL (Ottawa Senators)
Alexander DeBrincat, Erie, OHL (Chicago Blackhawks)
Christian Fischer, Windsor, OHL (Arizona Coyotes)
Erik Foley, Providence, H-EAST (Winnipeg Jets)
Trent Frederic, Wisconsin, BIG10 (Boston Bruins)
Jordan Greenway, Boston University, H-EAST (Minnesota Wild)
Clayton Keller, Boston University, H-EAST (Arizona Coyotes)
Luke Kunin, Wisconsin, BIG10 (Minnesota Wild)
Tanner Laczynski, Ohio State, BIG10 (Philadelphia Flyers)
Thomas Novak, Minnesota, BIG10 (Nashville Predators)
Jack Roslovic, London, OHL (Winnipeg Jets)
Troy Terry, Denver, NCHC (Anaheim Ducks)
Tage Thompson, Connecticut, H-EAST (St. Louis Blues)
Colin White, Boston College H-EAST (Ottawa Senators)
Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane, WHL (2017 draft eligible)
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