RALEIGH, NC - USA Hockey today announced that Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Scott Darling and forward Derek Ryan have been selected for its roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship. The tournament will be held from May 4-20 in Denmark.
Darling, 29, completed his first season with the Hurricanes in 2017-18, going 13-21-7 with a 3.18 goals-against average. Born in Newport News, Virginia, Darling was acquired by Carolina from the Chicago Blackhawks on April 29, 2017, and has earned a career regular-season NHL record of 52-38-16 with a goals-against average of 2.67 and a .910 save percentage. He won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2015, going 3-1 with a 2.21 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in five postseason contests.
Ryan, 31, completed his third NHL season in 2017-18, establishing career highs in goals (15), assists (23) and points (38). The Spokane, WA, native won 56.5 percent of his faceoffs, ranking second among Hurricanes and ninth in NHL in faceoff win percentage (min. 500 faceoffs). Signed by the Hurricanes a free agent in June 2015, Ryan has totaled 69 career NHL points (28g, 41a) in 153 games. He was a finalist for the 2017 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which honors perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Ryan has made one previous international appearance for Team USA, playing at the 2014 Deutschland Cup.