The preliminary round at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship has wrapped up, and the quarter-final matchups have been set. Team USA finished second in Group A and will be facing off against the Czech Republic on Thursday in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The U.S. squad has produced plenty of offense at this year’s U18, scoring 30 goals in just four games, the most of any country at this tournament. One of several top offensive producers for Team USA has been forward Jeremy Bracco, who scored two goals and added five assists for seven points in opening round play. Bracco played for the U.S. NTDP’s U18 squad this season, and is slated to attend Boston College in the Fall.
Bracco is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft. He is ranked 60th in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings after having been ranked 36th in their midterm release.
For a sampling of Bracco’s talent, you can view the video highlight below of a goal he scored earlier in the season for the U.S. NTDP squad.
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