Incoming Michigan freshman defenseman Greg Pateryn has been added to the roster for USA Hockey's 2008 National Junior Evaluation Camp.
Pateryn (Sterling Heights) has joined 52 other American-born players under the age of 20 in Lake Placid, N.Y., from Aug. 1-9 in a tryout to make the 2009 U.S. World Junior Team. The 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship will be held in Ottawa from Dec. 26, 2008 through Jan. 5, 2009.
The sixth Wolverine in attendance at the camp, Pateryn joins sophomores Aaron Palushaj, Matt Rust and Scooter Vaughan and freshmen Robbie Czarnik and David Wohlberg who were on the initial camp invitation list announced June 17.
Pateryn spent the 2007-08 campaign with the United States Hockey League's Ohio Junior Blue Jackets. Pateryn had three goals and 24 assists in 60 regular-season contests, while leading the team in penalty minutes (145). In January, he participated in the 2008 USHL Prospects/All-Star Game.
At the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in June, Pateryn was chosen by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round (128th overall). He has since had his draft rights traded to the Montreal Canadiens.