“I’ve known him since my days at Providence in the Boston organization and the people at USA Hockey know him,” Gordon told USA Today on Friday. “We know him and how he carries himself. … he represents what you want your players to be like.”
Mike Komisarek (Toronto), Mike Brown (Toronto), Jack Johnson (Los Angeles) and Paul Gaustad (Buffalo) are alternates.
USA HOCKEY EXPERIENCE:
2007-08: Made first appearance on the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Quebec City, Quebec.
2003-04: Captained U.S. National Junior Team to its first-ever gold medal at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki and Hameenlinna, Finland … Skated in all six games and recorded two assists.
2002-03: Appeared in all seven games for the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia … Notched one assist.
2001-02: Skated in 61 games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program … Totaled 20 points (9-11) … Played in all eight games for the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that captured its first-ever gold-medal at the 2002 IIHF World Men’s U18 Championship in Piestany and Trnava, Slovakia … Served as team captain … Tallied one goal and two assists.