Thrashers prospect makes U.S. Junior team

Jeremy Morin, a Thrashers second-round draft pick (45th overall) last summer, was named Wednesday to the United States’ roster for the upcoming World Junior Hockey championships.

Morin has 44 points (21 goals, 23 assists) playing for Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League. He was a member of the U.S. gold medal winning team at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships.

“Jeremy is very deserving,” Thrashers general manager Don Waddell said. “He is having a strong season at Kitchener.”

The World Championships open Saturday and run through Jan.5 in Saskatchewan. The U.S. opens play Saturday against Slovakia.

CHRIS VIVLAMORE

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