Stastny Named Team USA Captain for World Championships

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Stastny Named Team USA Captain for World Championships
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Team USA coach Joe Sacco is going with the guy he knows best to be the team's leader at the IIHF World Championships. USA Hockey announced Avalanche center Paul Stastny as the captain of this year's squad. A pair of Lightning players will wear the “A” as forward Nate Thompson and defenseman Matt Carle were named alternates.

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