Demko, a Hobey Baker finalist for his dazzling junior season, will represent the United States for a fourth time. He won a silver medal at the 2013 U-18 tournament. Hobey Baker winner Jimmy Vesey will also take part in the event.
Warsofsky, a defenseman, split time with the Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins organization this season, appearing in 22 NHL games.
Wood signed with the Devils after completing his freshman season at Boston College, making his NHL debut in the team's regular-season finale. He scored 10 goals and 35 points in 37 games at the Division I level.
The Chicago Blackhawks will like their chances if they're slammed, knocked, and/or dropped to the ice an exorbitant amount of times in Game 2.
Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville met with the media one day after dropping the series opener to the St. Louis Blues, and explained that his side will welcome the absurd number of hits his counterpart, Ken Hitchcock, aims to have his team land.
"I hope he tries to get 70," Quenneville said, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector. "(It) means we'll have the puck all game."
He added: "In the competitiveness of the game I don't think we get distracted by that. We get excited."
The Blues threw the body 41 times in three-and-a-half periods in Game 1, which is well above their regular-season average of 23.6 knocks.
Still, suffice it to say, the Blues have their work cut out for them if they're going to indulge their coach.
Frank Vatrano of the Providence Bruins (Boston) and Mikko Rantanen of the San Antonio Rampage (Colorado) have been voted co-winners of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL's outstanding rookie for the 2015-16 season.
Rantanen, 19, was selected 10th overall by the Avalanche in 2015 and leads all AHL rookies in scoring and is tied for sixth overall with 60 points (24 goals, 36 assists). He also recorded at least one point in 42 of his 51 AHL games.
Vatrano, 22, has scored a league-high 34 goals in 34 games and is looking to become the fourth AHL player ever to average a goal a game in a 30-goal season. He added 17 assists and owns 51 total points, good for a league-best 1.50 points per contest.
He signed with the Bruins as an undrafted free agent last summer.
The award is shared as a result of a tie in the voting among AHL coaches, players, and media in each of the league's 30 cities.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - It would have been easy for Jeff Zatkoff to go through the motions. Nobody would have blamed him really.
Bumped out of the Pittsburgh Penguins backup goaltender spot by rookie Matt Murray over the winter, Zatkoff spent the l...
This is sure to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of some St. Louis Blues fans.
A shipping mix-up resulted in cups that read "Official coffee of the Chicago Blackhawks" being delivered to a St. Louis area Dunkin' Donuts location, according to KMOV, a local CBS affiliate.
The Kirkwood location sold coffee in the Blackhawks cups, which KMOV showed to Blues fans entering Game 1 of an opening-round series featuring the two rivals on Wednesday.
"That's disgusting. They can't do that here," said one fan.
The popular donut chain later released the following statement:
Due to an untimely shipping error from the regional distribution center. Being a local business owner and fan of the hometown team, the franchisee plans to switch out the cups as soon as they receive a new shipment.
Perhaps the cups were sent to St. Louis because they don't have one of their own quite yet.
Twenty-four points separated the wild-card Flyers and the Metropolitan Division champion Capitals, but everyone starts from scratch in the postseason, and this series could be closer than many have anticipated.
Here are three reasons why:
As one of the hottest teams in the league from February onward, Philadelphia enters the first round on a high note, having earned the final spot in an intense three-team race that came down to the wire.
Washington, meanwhile, comes into the playoffs in what's considered a slump compared to the success of its season, having gone 4-3-3 in its final 10 games. Goaltender Braden Holtby looked somewhat pedestrian down the stretch, and the Caps suffered.
Embracing their underdog status, the Flyers don't have nearly as much pressure on them as the Capitals do. Washington captured the Presidents' Trophy and has a "Finals or bust" mentality.
Not to mention the additional motivation of winning for late Flyers owner Ed Snider, which has put extra pep in Philadelphia's already confident step.
The Flyers are no strangers to accomplishing the unthinkable in the playoffs; just ask the 2010 Bruins. The raucous Wells Fargo Center presents a tough road game for any opponent, and the Philly crowd loves getting under visitors' skin, which could become a huge problem if the Flyers come out of Washington with a split.
Meanwhile, Washington hasn't made it out of the second round since 1998, and is one early elimination from chaos. The Capitals' playoff futility during the Alex Ovechkin era has been brought up year after year, and disappointing loss after disappointing loss has failed to change the narrative.
Presidents' Trophy curse
The Presidents' Trophy is the ultimate regular-season prize, but nobody cares about it.
Sure, it's a nice piece for the mantel, but rarely has the regular-season points leader had the same success in the playoffs.
The Capitals know this well. As an 121-point team in the 2009-10 season, Washington's playoff presence was brief, falling in seven games to the eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens.
Washington surely holds the advantage in firepower throughout the roster, but the playoffs are a different beast - one the Capitals have yet to figure out.