In addition to searching for late additions to Chicago Blackhawks' roster for the stretch run of the NHL season, general manager Stan Bowman will help select players for the U.S. men's national team.
USA Hockey announced Wednesday that Bowman has been added to the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group.
“I’m honored for the opportunity to contribute to this group, and to the continued success of the U.S. Men’s National Team on the international stage," Bowman said in a statement. "Thanks to the efforts of NHL teams in their local markets, and USA Hockey on a national level, the game has never been stronger in this country.”
Bowman will join Brian Burke (Toronto Maple Leafs), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia Flyers), Den Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings), David Poile (Nashville Predators), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh Penguins), former Hawks GM Dale Tallon (Florida Panthers) and Don Waddell on the advisory committee that will lead the selection of players for the U.S. Men's National Team.
"We're excited to have Stan join our advisory group," said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations at USA Hockey. "His experience evaluating players and his passion for international hockey will be a great asset."
The 2012 U.S. Men's National Team will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship from May 4-20, 2012, in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.
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