There are nine new faces in the squad; Abel, locks Isaia Walker-Leawere and giant Pari Pari Parkinson (who stands at 2.04cm), loose forwards Hoani Matenga, Billy Harmon and Mitchell Karpik, fly-half Joshua Ioane, midfielder Matthew Landsown and outside back Jonah Lowe.
Five players in Japan with the All Blacks will later join the Maori All Blacks tour for the South American leg. They are prop Tyrel Lomax, lock Jackson Hemopo, scrum-half Bryn Hall, midfielder Matt Proctor and winger Nehe Milner-Skudder.
The Maori All Blacks will travel with 28 players to Chicago, including Canterbury’s Caleb Makene who will return to New Zealand after the USA match.
McMillan said the departure of some experienced players offshore, and dual duties with the All Blacks, created an opportunity for several new faces.
“We’re looking at almost 10 debutants which you would expect after some players have moved on,” he told the All Blacks website.
“Some of these debutants have had incredibly strong seasons with their provinces in Mitre 10 Cup, and their Super Rugby clubs, so we are excited to see what they will bring on this tour.
“Josh Ioane was with the Highlanders, and with Otago he demonstrates he is at the forefront of all the action, including playing an integral role in Otago’s successful Ranfurly Shield challenge, and, like Otere Black who has been strong for Manawatu, he is very accurate with his goalkicking.
“Pari Pari has to be the tallest lock running around in New Zealand rugby at the moment and he’s been a stand out for Tasman.”
The squad is assembling next week in the Bay of Plenty before their departure from Auckland International Airport next Sunday, 28 October.
Forwards: Chris Eves, Tyrel Lomax, Ben May, Marcel Renata, Ross Wright, Robbie Abel, Ash Dixon (captain), Jackson Hemopo, Pari Pari Parkinson, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Billy Harmon, Akira Ioane, Mitchell Karpik, Hoani Matenga, Reed Prinsep.
Backs: Bryn Hall, Jonathan Ruru, Brad Weber, Otere Black, Joshua Ioane, Matthew Lansdown, Matt Proctor, Rob Thompson, Teihorangi Walden, Jonah Lowe, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Shaun Stevenson.