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Trouba & Hellebuyck To Join U.S. National Team

Tuesday, 04.15.2014 / 11:33 AM CT / 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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
5 MIN 75 43 25 7 215 185 93
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 75 36 29 10 232 240 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 75 24 35 11 59
B. Wheeler 73 24 34 24 58
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 75 14 32 10 46
D. Byfuglien 66 16 27 7 43
M. Frolik 75 17 23 4 40
D. Stafford 69 16 24 -14 40
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 65 14 15 -18 29
T. Myers 65 7 18 -9 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 14 7 .919 2.35
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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