USA Hockey announced today that Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will serve as the captain for the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team at the upcoming IIHF Men's World Championship.
USA Hockey will announce the rest of its preliminary roster for the event later this week.
"It's great to have Patrick back and captaining our team again in the world championship," Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team, said in a release. "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 donned the red, white and blue and represented Team USA on multiple occasions, including serving as captain of the bronze-medal winning 2018 team at Worlds. He also won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics.
This tournament will take place May 10-26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia.