Kevin Hayes and Brady Skjei have arrived at the World Championships in Germany and spoke about joining Team USA.
Hayes said, "when I got asked to come I was really excited and started following the team. They lost their first game and have rattled off four straight. It's a great young group and we have a chance to do something so I am pretty excited about it."
On his role, "this year I was a bit of a PK guy so I think I will be on the PK here. Not really sure where I will be playing in the lineup, I will talk to coach and figure it out and I will bring hard work."
Skjei said, "really excited to be here. It's a good young team, lots of speed and skill and they are on a roll right now. Just trying to join and help anyway that I can."
On what he brings, "I think I bring a little bit more speed, I'm a defenseman that can skate and move the puck up and be a first pass guy. Just try to keep the chain going and keep play well."
Team USA play at 10:15 ET and both players are available to play.