Clark, Pothier to Represent United States in IIHF World Championship
/ Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Capitals right wing Chris Clark and defenseman Brian Pothier were selected by USA Hockey to represent the United States at the upcoming 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship in Moscow, Russia.
The United States opens April 27 against Austria. This is Clark’s second appearance for Team USA in the IIHF World Championship. He tallied two goals and recorded six penalty minutes in seven games for the United States in 2002. Pothier has never competed in the IIHF World Championship.
Clark, a South Windsor, Conn., native who is the captain of the Capitals, turned in a career year this season. His 30 goals and 54 points were both career highs and he boasted the eighth-best shooting percentage in the NHL at 18.3% (30 goals on 164 shots).
Pothier, a native of New Bedford, Mass., led all Caps defensemen in assists with 25 and points with 28. He logged 44 penalty minutes and led the team in ice time at a clip of 23:59 per game.
Results and statistics from the World Championship are available on the event’s official web site, www.ihwc.net.