Oshawa, ON– USA Hockey announced today that Oshawa Generals goaltender Kyle Keyser has been invited to the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team Training Camp ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship later this month.
Drafted in the fourth round of the OHL Priority Selection by the Flint Firebirds, Keyser (Coral Springs, FL) joined the Generals part way through his rookie campaign. After a full season as the Generals starter, Keyser earned an invite from the Boston Bruins to the 2017 Prospects Challenge. Following the tournament, he signed an entry-level deal with the club. After the Generals were eliminated from the playoffs in spring of 2018, Keyser found himself in a Black Ace position with the Bruins during their first round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now in his third season with the Generals, he has cemented himself as the Generals number one goaltender. This season he has already recorded a league leading two shutouts and sits top five in the league for save percentage, goals against average and wins.
This is Keyser’s first invite from USA Hockey to an international tournament as he joins three other goalies invited to Training Camp.
“It feels great to be invited to camp,” said Keyser after getting the invite news. “Anytime you have the opportunity to represent your country, it’s a pretty special feeling. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity, hopefully things will go well at camp and I can help win gold for my country.”
USA Hockey will hold their Training Camp in Everett, Washington from December 15th-17th before moving to Kamloops, British Columbia for pre-tournament play. USA will play in Group B at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship with Sweden, Finland, Slovakia and Kazakhstan.