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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 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 49 17 23 10 40
B. Little 49 18 20 10 38
B. Wheeler 49 13 23 11 36
D. Byfuglien 49 12 20 9 32
M. Perreault 46 15 14 2 29
M. Frolik 49 10 16 6 26
M. Scheifele 49 7 19 4 26
E. Kane 34 10 12 6 22
A. Lowry 48 6 9 3 15
J. Trouba 33 5 9 5 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 14 4 2 .935 1.90
O. Pavelec 12 11 6 .911 2.52
 
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