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Red Wings’ Nedeljkovic and former UM players highlight roster at IIHF Worlds

After a disappointing end to his first season in a Red Wings uniform, goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic has something new to play for: his country.

Nedeljkovic is headlining a long list of Michigan-bound players announced to the United States Men’s National Team ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Men’s Championships in Finland (May 13-29).

University of Michigan defenseman Luke Hughes (New Jersey Devils), along with former UM stars Thomas Bordeleau (San Jose Sharks), Nick Blankenburg (Columbus Blue Jackets) and goaltender Strauss Mann (San Jose Sharks ), who recently signed with the Sharks organization after a season in the Swedish Hockey League’s SkellefteĆ„ AIK, also made the team. The final roster was announced on Thursday.

Michigan leads NCAA representation with those four players. Mann also represented the United States at the 2022 Olympics.

Austin Watson, a native of Ann Arbor and Ottawa Senators forward, was also on the team.

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