Palmieri, Gardiner selected to U.S. Juniors roster

Recent Ducks draft picks Kyle Palmieri and Jake Gardiner were selected by USA Hockey to the national team roster for a seven-game series against Russia this week.

The players are auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.

Gardiner, a 6-foot-2 defenseman from the University of Wisconsin, was the Ducks’ first-round pick (17th overall) in 2008. Palmieri, a 5-11 forward from the U.S. Under-18 team, was chosen 26th overall by the Ducks in the most recent entry draft in June.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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