USA Hockey

Four Preds named on USA’s World Championship team

USA Hockey announced their 2013 Men's World Championship roster Thursday afternoon, which includes four Nashville Predators. Craig Smith and Bobby Butler will be on the ice for Team USA, while the Predators' equipment manager Pete Rogers will handle equipment duties for the US. Also, general manager David Poile will be one of many overseeing the Americans.

The following is the full Team USA roster.

BEN BISHOP
NICK BJUGSTAD
BOBBY BUTLER
CHRIS BUTLER
MATT CARLE
JUSTIN FAULK
CAL HEETER
MATT HUNWICK
DANNY KRISTO
JAMIE MCBAIN
JEFF PETRY
CRAIG SMITH
TIM STAPLETON
PAUL STASTNY
NATE THOMPSON

This tournament will last from May 3-19 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. NBCSN is kind enough to broadcast all of Team USA's games. 

Team USA's schedule can be found here.


As more rosters are annonced, expect a few more Predators to represent their countries in May, for the last Men's international tournament until Sochi 2014.

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