The Year to Remember Continues for Former VJW Player Chris Kreider
year just keeps continuing for Chris Kreider. The former Valley Jr Warriors standout
and rising sophomore for the national championship Boston College Eagles squad,
is riding high once again.
week, Kreider was added to the 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team that will compete
at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Championship on May 7-23
in Cologne, Geisenkirchen and Mannheim, Germany.
roster has not yet been finalized, Kreider is one of only a handful of collegiate players to be
named to the team and will compete alongside some of the NHL’s top players
including Jack Johnson (Los Angeles Kings), David Moss (Calgary Flames), Mike
Lundin (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Eric Nystrom (Calgary Flames).
think of many college-level players who have been selected for this
VJW Director of Player Development Fred Devereaux. “It is an incredible
achievement for Chris and it says a lot about what he has been able to
accomplish over the past year.”
It has indeed
been a whirlwind season for Kreider, who spent
more than 10 years in a VJW jersey and was most recently a member of Ken
Cleary’s VJW U-18 team.
The most recent 2010 NCAA
Division I Championship title was icing on the cake as Kreider
was part of a Boston College team that captured the Beanpot title in
and then followed that up with a Hockey East title. Along the way,
also a member of Team USA which captured the 2010
International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. This will
first U.S. Men's National Team appearance.
It’s also important to
note that prior to the start of the
collegiate season, Kreider was selected in June by the New York Rangers
in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. According
to the final Central Scouting Rankings, Kreider entered the 2009 NHL
Draft as the highest ranked high school player and the 14th overall
“I told him not to expect
to be like 2010,” said Devereaux, who also serves as a scout for the
Calgary Flames. “He is such a humble kid, and he always comes
back in the summer and works in our camps. He’s very accessible, and
with the younger kids. He started out as a Mite here and went all the
way up through
Bantams and Midget U18s.
“I’ve been in the game a
but you don’t see kids like Chris very often, with the whole package on
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