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Team USA Roster Set For IIHF World Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Goaltenders David Leggio (Williamsville, N.Y./Hershey Bears/Clarkson Univ.) and Tim Thomas (Flint, Mich./Dallas Stars/Univ. of Vermont) and forward Tommy Wingels (Evanston, Ill./San Jose Sharks/Miami Univ.) have been added to the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team, completing the 25-man roster that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.

Leggio previously represented Team USA at the 2010 IIHF Men's World Championship in Cologne, Gelsenkirchen and Mannheim, Germany.

Thomas was a member of the silver-medal winning U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C., and has previously skated in the IIHF Men’s World Championship on six occasions (1995, 1996-bronze, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2008).

Wingels is making his debut on a U.S. National Team.

Team USA’s roster includes 14 forwards, eight defenseman and three goaltenders. For Team USA's final roster, click here.

NOTES: Team USA will play Germany in a pre-tournament game Tuesday (May 6) in Nuremberg, Germany ... Twenty of 25 announced members of Team USA played U.S. college hockey ... Seven of the 25 players are products of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, including Jimmy Hayes, Seth Jones, Jake McCabe, Peter Mueller, Connor Murphy, Drew Shore and Jacob Trouba ... Thirteen NHL teams are represented on the roster: Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets ... The staff and players of the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team are selected by the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, led by Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. Other members, all affiliated with National Hockey League teams, include Stan Bowman (Chicago), Brian Burke (Calgary), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles), David Poile (Nashville), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh), Dale Tallon (Florida), and Don Waddell (Pittsburgh). Tom Kurvers (Tampa Bay) will be part of the advisory group for this year's championship ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams … Sixteen teams will compete at the 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship, split into two groups of eight. Teams will play a round-robin format among their group with the top four teams from each group advancing to quarterfinals … NBC Sports Network will televise and stream all Team USA games in the 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship.

Team USA 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship Schedule
May 9-25 • Minsk, Belarus

Date

Opponent

Venue

Time (Local/EDT)

NBCSN Broadcast

Tues., May 6

Germany*

Nuremberg Arena

8:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.

N/A

Fri., May 9

Belarus

Minsk Arena

8:45 p.m./1:45 p.m.

Live

Sat., May 10

Switzerland

Minsk Arena

8:45 p.m./1:45 p.m.

Live

Mon., May 12

Russia

Minsk Arena

8:45 p.m./1:15 p.m.

Live

Thurs., May 15

Latvia

Minsk Arena

4:45 p.m./9:45 a.m.

Live

Fri., May 16

Kazakhstan

Minsk Arena

4:45 p.m./9:45 a.m.

Live

Sun., May 18

Finland

Minsk Arena

4:45 p.m./9:45 a.m.

Live

Tues., May 20

Germany

Minsk Arena

12:45 p.m./5:45 a.m.

Live

Thurs., May 22

Quarterfinals

TBD

TBD

tape delay

Sat., May 24

Semifinals

Minsk Arena

2:45 p.m./7:45 a.m.
6:45 p.m./11:45 a.m.

tape delay
tape delay

Sun., May 25

Bronze-Medal Game

Minsk Arena

4:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.

tape delay

 

Gold-Medal Game

Minsk Arena

9:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.

Live

 

* pre-tournament game in Nuremberg, Germany
 

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