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Johnny Gaudreau Added to 2017 U.S. Men's National Team

By USA Hockey, 04/21/17, 2:45PM EDT


Roster Now Includes 20 Players

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Forward Johnny Gaudreau (Salem, N.J./Calgary Flames) has been added to the roster of the U.S. Men’s National Team that will compete at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 5-21 in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France.

Gaudreau will be playing on his second U.S. Men’s National Team and representing Team USA for the third time in IIHF world-championship play. He most recently netted two goals and added eight assists in eight games for the U.S. at the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. He also won gold as a member of the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, where he was named to the tournament all-star team after notching nine points (7-2) in seven games for Team USA.

A 2016-17 NHL All-Star, Gaudreau just finished his third full season as a member of the Calgary Flames, and has amassed 204 points (73-131) in 232 career NHL contests. Before joining Calgary, he played three seasons (2011-14) with Boston College. Gaudreau's collegiate career was highlighted by a 2013-14 campaign in which he led the nation with 80 points (36-44) en route to winning the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the nation’s top player.

The U.S. Men’s National Team now includes 12 forwards, five defensemen and three goaltenders.

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NOTES: Jeff Blashill (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich./Detroit Red Wings) is serving as the head coach of the 2017 U.S. Men’s National Team alongside assistant coaches Jack Capuano (Cranston, R.I.), Rand Pecknold (Bedford, N.H./Quinnipiac University) and Seth Appert (Cottage Grove, Minn.) … The staff and players of the 2017 U.S. Men's National Team are selected by the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, led by Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. Other members include Stan Bowman (Chicago Blackhawks), Dean Lombardi (USA Hockey), David Poile (Nashville Predators), Ray Shero (New Jersey Devils), Dale Tallon (Florida Panthers) and Don Waddell (Carolina Hurricanes). In addition, Chris Drury (New York Rangers) and Bill Guerin (Pittsburgh Penguins) are serving as part of the management group for the 2017 U.S. Men's National Team ... For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team throughout the tournament, visit … The official online home of the 2017 IIHF Men’s World Championship is … Both Bill Guerin and Chris Drury are members of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame ... The U.S. has finished in the top four of the world championship in three of the last four years, a stretch that has only been equaled once in American history (1931-34) ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

May 2 Italy (exh.) W, 5-2 Agora Arena Milan, Italy
May 5 Germany L, 1-2 LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany
May 7 Denmark W, 7-2 LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany
May 8 Sweden W, 4-3 LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany
May 10 Italy W, 3-0 LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany
May 13 Latvia W, 5-3 LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany
May 14 Slovakia W, 6-1 LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany
May 16 Russia W, 5-3 LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany
May 18 Finland (quarterfinal) L, 0-2 LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany

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