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Six Canes to Participate in World Championship

Eric and Jordan Staal, Skinner, Tlusty, Faulk and McBain to represent countries

Sunday, 04.28.2013 / 10:30 AM / News
By Terrell Williams
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Six Canes to Participate in World Championship
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that six Hurricanes players will represent their home countries at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship, to be held May 3-19 in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.

Eric Staal, Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner will represent Canada at the World Championship. It marks the third time Eric Staal has participated in the event, where he won gold in 2007 and silver in 2008. The Thunder Bay, Ont., native became the 23rd player in history to join the “Triple Gold Club” (Olympic gold, Stanley Cup, World Championship) when he won an Olympic Gold medal for Canada in 2010. This marks the second trip to the IIHF World Championship for Jordan Staal, who won gold with his brother, Eric, at the tournament in 2007. It is the third consecutive IIHF World Championship appearance in the event for Jeff Skinner, who debuted at the event in 2011.

Justin Faulk and Jamie McBain will represent the United States at the tournament. Faulk led American defensemen in goals (4) and points (8) and was tops among all U.S. skaters in plus/minus (+9) at the 2012 IIHF World Championship. This marks McBain’s first appearance in the IIHF World Championship. The Edina, MN, native has represented the United States in a number of international events, including the 2007 and 2008 World Junior Championships.

Jiri Tlusty will make his debut appearance for the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Championship, coming off an NHL season in which he established career highs in goals (23) and points (38), ranking tied for fifth among NHL skaters in goals. The Slany, Czech Republic, native previously represented his home country at the 2005 and 2006 U-18 World Championships and the 2006 World Junior Championship.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
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13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
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C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61