LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown
and defenseman Joe Corvo
have been selected to represent the United States at the 2006 World Championship tournament, the Kings announced Thursday in conjunction with USA Hockey, Inc. Both Brown and Corvo will travel to Riga, Latvia, where the tournament takes place from May 5-21.
Brown, 21, will represent the U.S. in international competition for the fourth time. Previously, he played at the 2004 World Championships in the Czech Republic (Bronze Medal – 9 GP, 1-3=4); the 2003 World Junior Hockey Championships in Canada (Gold Medal – 7 GP, 2-2=4); and the 2002 World Junior Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic (7 GP, 1-3=4).
A native of Ithaca, New York, Brown completed his second NHL season (both with the Kings) with 28 points (14-14=28) and 80 penalty minutes. The 6-0, 200-pound Brown was originally selected by the Kings in the first-round (13th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Corvo, 28, will represent the U.S. for a second time after playing in the 2003 World Championships in Finland (6 GP, 0-1=1). A native of Oak Park, Illinois, Corvo completed his third NHL season (all with the Kings) by setting numerous career highs including games played (81), points (40), goals (14) and assists (26). The 6-0, 205-pound Corvo was originally selected by the Kings in the fourth-round (83rd overall) in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
All games in Latvia involving the United States will be audiocast on www.usahockey.com