April 18, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -– He already owns a gold medal for his effort leading Team Canada to the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship title, but now Kyle Turris will go for gold again with the 2014 Canadian National Team. Turris and Canada will take part in the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, which takes place May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.
Turris, who led the Badgers in scoring during his lone year at Wisconsin in 2007-08, also led Canada in its 2008 run to world junior gold with four goals and eight points in seven games. He outscored the likes of NHL stars Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux and John Tavares, among others, on Canada’s 2008 squad.
Turris just completed his sixth NHL season, posting career highs with 26 goals, 32 assists and 58 points to sit third on the Ottawa Senators roster in scoring.
Turris is the fourth former Badger already named to play at the world championship. USA Hockey announced earlier this week that defensemen Jake McCabe and Jake Gardiner, as well as forward Craig Smith, would all be skating for Team USA at this year’s event.