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Trouba & Hellebuyck To Join U.S. National Team

Tuesday, 15.04.2014 / 12:33 PM / News Articles
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Trouba & Hellebuyck To Join U.S. National Team
The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club is proud to announce that Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will join the 2014 U.S. Men\u2019s National Team.

The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club is proud to announce that Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will join the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team. The team will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 9-25, 2014 in Minsk, Belarus.

Trouba, 20, played in 65 games with the Winnipeg Jets this season where he earned 29 points (10G, 19A) and 43 penalty minutes. He leads all rookies in the league in time on ice (22:26) and sits fourth overall among NHL rookies for average shifts per game (27.0). Trouba has won five medals for Team USA during his career, most recently a bronze medal at the 2013 IIHF Men’s World Championship. He also won a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia, a gold medal at the 2011 and 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey U-18 Championships and a silver medal in the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. He was originally drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, ninth overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Hellebuyck, 20, played in 29 games with University of Massachusetts-Lowell this season earning a 18-9-2 record, 1.79 goals against average and 0.941 save percentage. Over three seasons with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, the Commerce, MI native has played in 106 games with the club for a 64-23-7 overall record. Last month, Hellebuyck earned league honors for goalie of the month. Hellebuyck went 5-3-0 in eight starts in March leading the River Hawks to their second consecutive Hockey East Tournament Championship with back-to-back shutouts at the TD Garden and an appearance the Northeast Regional Final against Boston College. For the second consecutive tournament, Hellebuyck took home MVP honors, becoming the first player to ever win the award twice. He was also named a First-Team Hockey East All-Star for the 2013-14 season. He was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round, 130th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 47 30 13 4 153 115 64
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 50 17 23 9 40
B. Little 50 18 20 9 38
B. Wheeler 50 13 23 10 36
D. Byfuglien 50 12 21 8 33
M. Perreault 47 17 14 0 31
M. Frolik 50 10 17 6 27
M. Scheifele 50 7 20 3 27
E. Kane 35 10 12 3 22
A. Lowry 49 6 9 3 15
J. Trouba 34 5 9 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 14 5 2 .932 2.00
O. Pavelec 12 11 6 .911 2.52
 
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