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Frank Vatrano added to US men’s national hockey team

Frank Vatrano appeared in 39 games with the Bruins last season.Getty Images

Bruins forward Frank Vatrano was added on Tuesday to the US men’s national hockey team for the World Championships, which start Friday.

The Springfield, Mass., native joined the Bruins last summer after finishing his sophomore season at UMass. He started this past season in Providence, where he had 36 goals and 19 assists in 36 games. He was also called up to Boston for 39 games, where he had eight goals and three assists.

While at UMass, Vatrano had 18 goals and 10 assists while appearing in all 36 games his sophomore season.

Vatrano is one of several players with local ties skating for the US national team this spring. He joins goalies Thatcher Demko of Boston College and Mike Condon of the Canadiens, who is from Holliston, as well as forward Miles Wood and defenseman Steve Snatino, who were Demko’s teammates at BC this past season.


Also on the roster is Noah Hanafin, the Norwood native who just completed his rookie season with the Carolina Hurricanes after playing for BC in 2014-15. Former Bruin David Warsofsky, who grew up in Marshfield and played at Boston University, is also on the team. Warsofsky spent the past season with the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils