Brouwer, Chimera, Ward to represent Canada in World Tournament
The Washington Capitals season is over but that does not mean all the players are going on vacation. Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward will all represent Canada in the 2014 IIFH World Championship.
Brouwer and Ward both had fantastic seasons for the Capitals and worked very hard all season. Chimera and Ward were on the same line with Eric Fehr and had great success. All three players are hard working physical players and will fit well into tournament play.
Here is the Capitals press release.
Brouwer, Chimera and Ward to Represent Canada at 2014 IIHF World Championship
Posted on April 18, 2014 ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals forwards Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward will represent Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. The World Championship begin on May 9 and conclude on May 25.
Brouwer, 28, will represent Canada at the World Championship for the first time. The Vancouver native registered 43 points (25 goals, 18 assists) in 82 games with the Capitals this season, setting new career highs in goals, points and power-play goals (12). Brouwer finished the season ranked tied for sixth in the NHL in power-play goals, first among Washington skaters in hits (210) and second on the team in goals.
Chimera, 34, will be making his third World Championship appearance. The Edmonton native has recorded eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 18 career games at the tournament. Chimera earned a medal in each of his previous World Championship appearances, winning gold with Canada in 2007 and silver in 2008. He has represented Canada at two World Championships (2007, 2008) and at World Junior Championship (1999). The 6’3”, 216-pound left wing registered 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 82 games with the Capitals this season, setting career highs in assists and points.
Ward, 33, will represent Canada at the World Championship for the first time. The Toronto native registered 49 points (24 goals, 25 assists) in 82 games with Washington this season, setting career highs in goals, assists, points and power-play goals (6). Ward earned his first career hat trick on Nov. 1 against the Philadelphia Flyers and finished the season ranked third on the team in goals and points.