The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with USA Hockey, announced this afternoon that goalie Connor Hellebuyck, forward Andrew Copp and defenceman Jacob Trouba have joined USA's national men's team for the 2017 IIHF World Championship next month in Germany and France.
Hellebuyck, 23, appeared in 56 games with the Jets this season. He recorded a career high 26 wins. This is the third time in four years Hellebuyck is representing USA at the World Championship. He recorded seven wins in eight games at last year's World Championship to help USA capture a bronze medal. He did not appear in a game during the 2014 World Championship.
Copp, 22, set career highs for goals, assists and points with the Jets this season, scoring nine goals and eight assists. This is his first appearance at the World Championship, but he represented USA during the 2012 World U18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, as well as the 2014 World Junior Championship.
Trouba, 23, appeared in 60 games for the Jets this season. He set a career high in goals with 8. This is the third time Trouba is representing USA at the World Championship. During his last appearance in 2014, he recorded two goals and one assist in four games. In 2013, he played in seven games, scoring one goal and two assists on the way to winning a bronze medal. There were four other occasions when Trouba has won a medal with USA. His first was at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge where he won a silver medal. He won gold medals at the 2011 and 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey U-18 Championship and followed that up with another gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Championship.