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Hall Added To USA World Championship Team

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

 Adam Hall is one of six Wild players currently slated to take part in the World Championships, which start on Friday.
The Minnesota Wild's first round exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs allowed USA Hockey to name left winger Adam Hall to its roster for the World Championships in Moscow, Russia. The Kalamazoo, Michigan native, who was acquired from the New York Rangers in February, will be making his fourth appearance at the World Championships.

The 26-year-old appeared at the World Championships in each of the last four years. He helped Team USA to a bronze medal finish in 2004, and enjoyed his best tournament statistically in 2003, when he scored three goals and an assist in seven games. Hall also played in two World Junior tournaments, serving as team captain for the 2000 team.

Hall skated in 23 games for the Wild this season after coming to Minnesota in exchange for Pascal Dupuis on February 9. He scored two goals and three assists while posting a +2 rating. He was held without a point in three playoff games.

At least five other Wild players will be participating in the World Championships, which begin on Friday. Defenseman Petteri Nummelin, who will be taking part in his 13th consecutive World Championship tournament with Team Finland. Countryman Mikko Koivu will also take part as Finland looks for its first gold medal since 1995. Pavol Demitra, Branko Radivojevic and Marian Gaborik will represent Team Slovakia.

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