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Keith Tkachuk’s son highlights USNTDP camp roster

Mar 12, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

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USA Hockey announced its selection camp roster for the 2013 National Team Development Program on Monday, and a few familiar names highlight the list.

Chief among them is Matthew Tkachuk, a St. Louis product with a recognizable surname — he’s the son of Keith Tkachuk, the former Blues great that scored over 500 goals during a 19-year NHL career.

Matthew, considered to be one of the best 1997-born prospects in the country, is verbally committed to play for the University of Notre Dame.

Another intriguing name on the list is Caleb Jonesbetter known as the younger brother of Seth Jones, the towering WHL Portland defenseman that’s expected to go No. 1 overall at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Like his brother, Caleb is a defenseman — and like his brother, he’s an imposing physical presence.

The younger Jones checks in at 6-feet, 180 pounds, despite the fact he’s still only 15 years old.

For the full USNTDP camp invite list, click here.

  1. thecheeman - Mar 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Article says Tkachuk wouldn’t actually play for Notre Dame until the 2016-2017 season.

    • Mike Halford - Mar 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Yup. Fixed. Thanks.

  2. r8rbhawk - Mar 12, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Thanks Mike, I do feel older now. I am turning 30 later this month, this just adds to it. I remember watching he and Selanne playing on the Jets against my favorites Jeremy Roenick and Eddie Belfour. Even better, I remember as a 13 year old watching him on the 96 U.S. World Cup of Hockey team; the greatest generation of American hockey. Anyone else want to take a stroll down memory lane?

  3. theolgoaler - Mar 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Wonder if Matthew is called “Little Walt”? Heck, I remember watching the Joneses’ father, “Popeye”, play basketball for Murray State!

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