Once again, Patrick Kane named captain of Team USA for the World Championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – Just like a year ago, it’s safe to say that one of the best American hockey players would rather be taking part in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
But with the Blackhawks out for a second-straight season, Patrick Kane will take this time off from the NHL to represent his country.
For a second-straight season, the forward will be the captain of the US Men’s National Team as they get ready to compete in the IIHF World Championships May 10-26 in Slovakia.
The rest of the roster for Team USA will be released later this week.
This will be Kane’s eighth time representing the United States in international competition. As a captain in 2018, he helped the US to a Bronze medal at the World Championships in Denmark.
Kane led the tournament in scoring with 20 points during the competition.
In the midst of a mid-career renaissance, Kane scores a career-high 110 points in the 2018-2019 season with 44 goals and a personal-best 66 assists.