In relatively expected news, Rangers prospects Ryan Bourque (3rd round, 2009) and Chris Kreider (1st round, 2009) were selected to Team USA for the upcoming World Junior Championships, to be held in Buffalo, NY. This is the second year in a row that both Kreider and Bourque will be on Team USA, who won gold during last year’s tournament. Kreider led the team and tournament in goals last year. Absent from the roster this year is Derek Stepan, who was the captain and leading scorer. Stepan isn’t on the roster because he is currently with the Rangers.