|Rookie Taylor Chorney, above, will join teammate Ryan Potulny on Team USA for the 2010 World Hockey Championship in Germany May 7-23. (Photo by Andy Devlin / Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club)
Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Potulny and defenceman Taylor Chorney
have been invited to represent the United States at the upcoming 2010 World Hockey Championship being held in Cologne, Gelsenkirchen and Mannheim, Germany from May 7-23, 2010.
Potulny and Chorney were two of the first 12 players announced by USA Hockey earlier today.
Chorney, who hails from Hastings, Minnesota, appeared in 42 games for Edmonton collecting three assists. He also played in 32 games with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League recording 13 points (4G, 9A).
Chorney was a two-time member of the U.S. National Junior Team (2006, 2007) and member of the gold medal-winning 2005 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team.
Potulny, a native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, played in 64 games this season for the Oilers collecting 32 points (15G, 17A). This will be Potulny’s debut with Team USA.
Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial, TELUS, Cenovus Energy and Ford.