University of Minnesota-Duluth Men's Hockey Player Joey Anderson has been named captain of the 2018 U.S.National Junior Team for the IIHF World Junior Championships.


Anderson, who is in his sophomore season for the Bulldogs, will serve as captain for the 2018 World Juniors after helping the team win gold last year in Canada. Head Coach Bob Motzko was quoted as saying "Joey has been among the leaders of this group since this summer and we couldn’t be happier than to have him leading this locker room. We have a strong leadership group and will announce our alternate captains in time, but in putting our mission together, every mission needs a leader and we’re excited to have Joey take that step forward.” 

Anderson, a Roseville, MN native,  has 9 points in 13 games this season for the Bulldogs. The 2018 World Junior tournament will take place in Buffalo, NY from December 26th, 2017 through Janurary 5th, 2018.