USA Hockey announced Wednesday that Chicago Blackhawks
general manager Stan Bowman has been added to the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, which is charged with leading the selection of players for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship.
"We're excited to have Stan join our advisory group," said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations at USA Hockey. "His experience evaluating players and his passion for international hockey will be a great asset."
Bowman, in his third season as Blackhawks GM, was at the helm in 2010 when Chicago won the Stanley Cup to end a 49-year championship drought.
"I'm honored for the opportunity to contribute to this group, and to the continued success of the U.S. Men’s National Team on the international stage," Bowman said. "Thanks to the efforts of NHL teams in their local markets, and USA Hockey on a national level, the game has never been stronger in this country."
Bowman will join Brian Burke
(Toronto Maple Leafs
), Paul Holmgren
), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings
), David Poile (Nashville Predators
), Ray Shero
), Dale Tallon
) and Don Waddell on the advisory committee.
The 2012 World Championship will take place from May 4-20, in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.