Green joins Team Canada for hockey worlds
Calgary native led all Capitals defencemen with 7 points in Eastern Conference quarter-final
Washington Capitals defenceman Mike Green on Friday became the 26th player named to Canada's roster for the world men's hockey championship next month in Halifax and Quebec City.
The 22-year-old Calgary native had 18 goals and 56 points in 82 games for Washington this season.
He also led all Capitals blue-liners with seven points in a seven-game loss to Philadelphia in an NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final.
Canadian general manager Steve Yzerman stockpiled his roster Thursday by adding seven players and two alternates, including Ottawa Senators standouts Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza.
Three players from Canada's national junior team — defenceman Logan Pyett and forwards Cory Emmerton and Phoenix Coyotes prospect Kyle Turris — will join Team Canada for training camp purposes only.
The 12-team tournament runs May 2-18, with the gold medal game scheduled for May 18 at the Pepsi Colisée.
Canada will have two exhibition games — April 26 versus Finland and April 28 against Russia at Pepsi Colisée — before opening defence of its title May 2 against Slovenia.