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Perry Named to Team Canada for World Championship

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
Ducks winger Corey Perry is among the first group of 15 players to be named to Team Canada for the IIHF World Championship, to take place in Cologne and Mannheim, Germany on May 7-23.

Perry, who had 27 goals and 49 assists in 82 games with the Ducks this season, won gold (along with Ducks teammates Scott Niedermayer and Ryan Getzlaf) for Team Canada at this year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Former Duck Francois Beauchemin, now with the Toronto Maple Leafs, was also named to the World Championship team.

Team Canada GM Mark Messier named the following players today:

G  Chris Mason St. Louis Blues
Francois Beauchemin Toronto Maple Leafs
D  Brent Burns                   Minnesota Wild
D  Mark Giordano            Calgary Flames
D  Kris Russell                 Columbus Blue Jackets
D  Marc Staal                   New York Rangers
F  Rene Bourque             Calgary Flames
F  Steve Downie               Tampa Bay Lightning
F  Evander Kane             Atlanta Thrashers
F  Steve Ott                       Dallas Stars
Corey Perry                Anaheim Ducks
F  Rich Peverley               Atlanta Thrashers
F  Steven Stamkos            Tampa Bay Lightning
F  John Tavares                 New York Islanders
F  Ray Whitney                Carolina Hurricanes

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