Patrick Sieloff has been selected to be a member of Team USA's preliminary roster for the 2013 World Junior Championship.
Sieloff has nine goals and 59 penalty minutes in 29 games with the OHL Windsor Spitfires this season. "If you come watch Patty play three or four games in a row, his compete level is through the roof," says Spitfires president and coach Bob Boughner. "I've never seen a guy compete this hard. (The U.S. team) needs that kind of an edge. The team can't be all finesse. I hope he makes the team, and I think he will make the team. It's got to be great for his confidence. He very much deserves it." Eventually he might be a contributor on the Calgary Flames roster, but his fantasy value is likely to be limited because he doesn't excel offensively.