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Riley Barber Named Captain of Team USA’s WJC Squad
Riley Barber (Photo by Alena Schwarz)
As this year’s iteration of the World Junior Championships draws closer, it means that rosters must be finalized. While the Americans have until December 25th to finalize their roster, they have announced that highly-touted Capitals prospect Riley Barber has been named captain of this year’s squad. The sophomore forward for the Miami Redhawks was the Capitals sixth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.
This isn’t Barber’s first foray into international competition. During last year’s World Junior Championships he had three goals and three assists to help lead the Americans to the gold medal. He was also a member of the Under-18 World Championships that won the gold.
This year, the World Junior Championships will be held in Malmo, Sweden between December 26th and January 5th. Team USA are in Group A along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany.
From all of us here at Capitals Outsider we congratulate Riley on his captaincy and wish him and the rest of the Americans good luck!