Patrick Kane To Captain 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team

Monday, April 15, 2019
Preliminary U.S. Roster Expected To Be Unveiled Later This Week 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.), a three-time
Stanley Cup champion with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks, will serve as
captain of the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team it was announced today by USA Hockey. The squad will compete in the upcoming IIHF Men’s World Championship, set for May 10-26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia.USA Hockey expects to name its preliminary roster for the 2019 U.S. Men’s
National Team later this week.Kane, who recently completed his 12th
NHL season — all with the Chicago Blackhawks — recorded a career-high
110 points in 2018-19 (44 goals, 66 assists).”It’s great to have Patrick back and captaining our team again in the world championship,” said Jeff
Blashill, head coach of the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team and also the
head coach of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. “He’s one of the most
dynamic players in the game today and passionate about helping bring a gold medal home to our country.”Kane has represented Team USA on the international stage on seven previous occasions, including serving as
captain of the bronze medal-winning 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team. He has also helped the U.S. to a gold medal at the 2006 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship, a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and a bronze medal at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship. Kane
has also skated for the United States at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the 2008 IIHF Men’s World
Championship. A product of USA Hockey’s National Team Development
Program, Kane was the first overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft. He was
awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2007-08 as the NHL’s top rookie after leading all NHL rookies with 72 points (21-51).Kane’s NHL career is headlined by helping the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup
championships (2010, 2013, 2015), which includes his Conn Smythe
Trophy winning performance in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In
2015-16, Kane posted a franchise-record 26-game point streak (16 goals,
24 assists) and recorded 106 points (46G, 60A) to become the first
American-born player to earn the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the NHL
point leader at the end of the regular season. He also captured the Ted
Lindsay Award that season as the league’s most outstanding player (voted on by members of the NHL Players Association). 
Team USA Schedule
2019 IIHF Men’s World Championship

Date Opponent Round Location Time (Local/ET)
May 7 Germany (ex.) ExhibitionMannheim, Germany 7:00 pm/1:00 pmMay 10 Slovakia PreliminaryKosice, Slovakia 8:15 pm/2:15 pm
May 12 France PreliminaryKosice, Slovakia 12:15 pm/6:15 am
May 13 Finland PreliminaryKosice, Slovakia 4:15 pm/10:15 am
May 15 Great Britain PreliminaryKosice, Slovakia 4:15 pm/10:15 am
May 18 Denmark PreliminaryKosice, Slovakia 12:15 pm/6:15 am
May 19 Germany PreliminaryKosice, Slovakia 4:15 pm/10:15 am
May 21 Canada PreliminaryKosice, Slovakia 8:15 pm/2:15 pm
May 23 TBD Quarterfinals TBD TBD
May 25 TBD SemifinalsBratislava, Slovakia 3:15 pm/9:15 am 7:15 pm/1:15 pm
May 26 TBD Bronze-Medal Game Bratislava, Slovakia 3:45 pm/9:45 am
May 26 TBD Gold-Medal Game Bratislava, Slovakia 8:15 pm/2:15 pm

NOTES: NHL Network is the exclusive U.S. TV home of the IIHF Men’s
World Championship and all U.S. games will be available live … The staff and players of the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team are selected by Chris
Drury (New York Rangers), general manager of the 2019 U.S. Men’s
National Team, along with members of the U.S. Men’s National Team
Advisory Group including David Poile (Nashville Predators), Don
Waddell (Carolina Hurricanes), Ray Shero (New Jersey Devils), Stan
Bowman (Chicago Blackhawks), Dale Tallon (Florida Panthers),  Jeff
Gorton (New York Rangers) and Paul Fenton (Minnesota Wild). John
Vanbiesbrouck, assistant executive director of hockey operations for
USA Hockey, leads the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group … For
complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit 
teamusa.usahockey.com/2019mensworlds … The official IIHF home of the 2019 IIHF Men’s World Championship is 2019.IIHFWorlds.com … The U.S. has medaled in three of the last six IIHF Men’s World Championships …
USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Gavin Regan(Potsdam,
N.Y.), has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

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