US team for WJC to be announced Tuesday

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/03/2007 05:15:00 PM | | | |

Sports Illustrated: Adam Muir does an article on the upcoming 2008 World Junior Championships which begins in the Czech Republic on Dec. 26Th. Mr Muir's article has comments on Islander prospects Kyle Okposo and Rhett Rakhshani. Team USA's 22-man lineup will be revealed live during Tuesday night's Versus telecast of the Red Wings - Canadiens game.

Kyle Okposo (Islanders, eighth overall, 2006): Although he's struggling along with the rest of his Minnesota teammates, this power forward is expected to be the focal point of the American offense.

Rhett Rakhshani (Islanders, 100Th overall, 2006): Don't be put off by the late pick. The smallish winger led all Americans in scoring at their summer evaluation camp and is one of those rare players who seems to make something happen every time he hits the ice.