Will be playing for Canada the fourth time in his career -- won a gold medal with Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championship and silver medals at the 2008 World Championships and 2004 World Junior Championship.
Finished second in scoring at 2008 World Championship in Halifax/Quebec City, playing on a line with Rick Nash and Dany Heatley.
Played on Canada's number two line (behind Crosby/Bergeron/Perry trio) at the 2005 World Junior Championships with Jeff Carter and Andrew Ladd and scored three points (1-2-3) in 6-1 win over Russia in the gold medal game.
Played on one of the all-time great Canadian teams at the 2005 World Junior Championship -- along with fellow 2010 Olympians Sidney Crosby, Brent Seabrook, Shea Weber, Corey Perry, Patrice Bergeron and Mike Richards.
I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.
— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website