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Rising hockey star to tryout for US National Junior Team

Jordan Harris, who plays defense for the men’s hockey team at Northeastern, started 39 games in his first season for the Huskies, scored 13 points, and helped the red and black win a Hockey East championship. Photo by Jim Pierce/Northeastern Athletics

Jordan Harris, a rising sophomore who plays defense for the men’s hockey team at Northeastern, was recently invited by USA Hockey to tryout for the National Junior Team. If he makes the team, Harris will compete for the U.S. in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, which will take place later this year in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic.

Harris started all 39 games in his first season for Northeastern, scored 13 points, and played on the top defensive pairing. He helped the Huskies win the Hockey East championship and secure a berth in the NCAA tournament berth, where the red and black fell to Cornell 5 to 1 in the first round. 

Northeastern head coach Jim Madigan has high expectations for Harris, who was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round of the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

“He’s a puck-moving, intelligent defenseman with really great feet, and will probably come in and be our best skater right off the bat,” Madigan told Northeastern Athletics before the start of last season. 

Former Northeastern goaltender Cayden Primeau, forward Tyler Madden, and associate head coach Jerry Keefe earned silver medals with the United States National Junior Team at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver.

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