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Gaudreau added to USA's World Championship roster

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Johnny Gaudreau's whirlwind season will continue as he has been named to USA Hockey's 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship roster.

The tournament takes place May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.

It will be the third time the winger has represented his country in an international tournament. He scored two goals and four points for the Americans in the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, which the USA placed second in that year.

Gaudreau also helped his country capture gold at the 2013 World Junior Championship and led the tournament with seven goals scored in seven games.

The 20-year-old recently wrapped up his collegiate career with Boston College, opting to turn pro after his junior season came to a close. He won the Hobey Baker Award, which is annually given to college hockey's top player, after registering 80 points (36 goals, 44 points) in just 40 games.

His 80 points were the third-highest single-season total in Boston College history and the most of any college hockey player since Peter Sejna's 82-point performance with Colorado College in 2002-03.

Gaudreau also tied Paul Kariya's Hockey East record when he authored a 31-game point streak.

The Flames inked the Carneys Point, NJ native to a three-year entry-level deal on Apr. 11 and he made his NHL debut on Apr. 13 when the Flames wrapped up their season against the Vancouver Canucks. He scored his first NHL goal in the second period and logged 15:11 of ice time.

The Flames drafted Gaudreau in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Draft.

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