Preds Prospect Added To Team USA For World Championships Tournament
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Nashville Predators prospect Craig Smith was named to Team USA for the 2011 World Championships. A fourth round selection by the Preds in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Smith just completed he sophomore season at the University of Wisconsin, scoring 19 goals and 43 points in 41 games.
In 82 career collegiate games, Smith has posted 27 goals and 76 points. He was a linemate of current Preds rookie Blake Geoffrion during the 2009-10 season when they led Wisconsin to the NCAA Title game.
This year's World Championships tournament will run from April 29 - May 15 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. Team USA will face Austria, Norway, and Sweden in the first round of the tournament.