Steel forward Blake McLaughlin was named Friday to the 2017 U.S. Under-18 Select Team that will participate in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup this August in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Grand Rapids, Minn., native led all players at the 2016 Five Nations Tournament in scoring with 10 points (6G+4A) in four games. McLaughlin appeared in 10 regular season games and one playoff game for the Steel in 2016-2017, while also winning a Minnesota High School Championship with Grand Rapids. The 17-year-old is committed to the University of Minnesota (Big Ten).
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