Jacob Trouba, Seth Jones and Pat Sieloff at the 2012 U18 World Championships Photo Courtesy of Getty Images
By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC)
After an eighth place finish at the 1994 Winter Olympics, many USA Hockey fans would consider the year a forgettable one. Down the road, 1994 could be viewed as one of the most important years for USA Hockey. With the likes of Alex Galchenyuk and Seth Jones headlining the 1994-birth-years, many are already seeing the talent of this crop.
The defense of this birth year is what the 1994s could really be known for with many standout 19-year-old defensemen amongst the elite stature of NHL prospects.
While it could be considered more appropriate to publish this in December around World Junior time as this is the 1994’s final year at the tournament, at least two of the defensemen from this crop will not be playing in Malmo, Sweden. This year is bound to be a big year for these 19-year-olds and with the season nearing it will be interesting to see how these...