STORRS, Conn. - UConn freshman goaltender Adam Huska (Zvolen, Slovakia) has been named to the Slovakia National Junior Team preliminary roster and will be competing for a spot on the final 23-man roster that will play at the 2017 World Junior Championships on December 26th through January 7th.
Huska, a seventh round pick (184th overall) by the New York Rangers in the 2015 NHL Draft, will attend his native country's training camp in Montreal, Quebec starting on December 16th. The team will also play a pair of pre-tournament games before the final 23-man roster is announced.
The freshman netminder has appeared in nine games this season and owns a 3-3-3 record including a 3-0-1 mark against Hockey east programs. He third in the league with a .923 save percentage and 11th with a 2.71 goals against average. He has twice been named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week and also earned a Defensive Player of the Week nod.
Huska has plenty of international playing experience having been a part of Slovakia's national team at the 2016 IIHF U20 World Championship in Finland. He appeared in five games and was named a top-three player on his team at last winter's tournament. He also played for his native country at the 2014 and 2015 U18 World Junior Championships.
The 2017 World Junior Championships will be held at the Bell Centre in Montreal and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto from Dec. 26, 2016 through Jan. 5, 2017. Complete coverage of the 2017 World Junior Championships can be found at WorldJunior2017.com.