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 |
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|D 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 |
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|F Rene Bourque ||Calgary Flames |
|F Steve Downie ||Tampa Bay Lightning |
|F Evander Kane ||Atlanta Thrashers |
|F Steve Ott ||Dallas Stars |
|F 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 |