Former Bulldogs Perunovich, Samberg land on U.S. Men’s National Team

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University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) alumni Dylan Samberg and 2020 Hobey Baker Award winner Scott Perunovich have been named to the 2023 U.S. Hockey Men’s National Team.

The initial 22-man roster was released Thursday afternoon. It also includes former Minnesota Wild forward and two-time Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup champion Nick Bonino.

A Hermantown native Samberg is currently with the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. Hibbing’s own Perunovich is with the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds of the St. Louis Blues organization.

The national team will compete in the 2023 IIHF Men’s World Championship May 12-28, 2023 in Tampere, Finland and Riga, Latvia. Prior to that Team U.S.A will open international play against Germany in Munich at the Olympic Ice Stadium on May 9 at 1:30 p.m.