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Wild forward Luke Kunin added to Team USA roster

Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin (19) shoots during the second period against the Nashville Predators at Xcel Energy Center on Monday, March 25. Brace Hemmelgarn / USA TODAY Sports

ST. PAUL — Wild forward Luke Kunin has been added to the Team USA roster and will join the team at the World Championships in Slovakia. He was the final addition to the roster which is now at the maximum of 25 players allowed.

Kunin, 21, recorded 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists) in 49 games with the Wild last season while bouncing up and down the lineup. It was a big step forward for Kunin, who spent last offseason recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

A first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, Kunin already has two gold medals to his name — one as the captain of the U.S. National Junior Team and one as the captain of the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team. He played two seasons at the University of Wisconsin prior to turning pro.

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