The event will run from May 10th until the 26th in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia.
Hughes represented the United States at last year’s event, appearing in ten games and registering two assists.
The United States hasn’t been shy about getting young players onto the roster for this event as it presents a fantastic opportunity for them to get a look at some of the younger stars and allows said players to gain some experience. Hughes had that experience last year and will look to build on that with a bigger role for the Americans. He has looked comfortable in his stint with the Canucks this season and should be noticeably more confident in Slovakia than last year.