Canucks prospect Jordan Schroeder will play in his third straight world junior hockey championship after being picked to the 22-man US roster for the 2010 tournament, as reported by the Associated Press. Schroeder and fellow forwards Tyler Johnson and Danny Kristo are the only returning players from the 2009 squad, which finished fifth in Ottawa. Joining the trio of returning forwards for the event that opens Saturday are seven players from the gold medal-winning under-18 team: forwards Ryan Bourque, Jerry D?Amigo, Jeremy Morin and Jason Zucker; defensemen Cam Fowler and John Ramage; and goalie Jack Campbell. The Americans open play against Slovakia in Saskatoon on Saturday.
December 2009 - Vancouver Canucks Wiretap
Backes Leads Blues Over Canucks
Forward David Backes believes his team plays better when its holding a grudge, which bodes well considering how many games the Blues have lost in the first third of the season. Backes scored twice, and Ty Conklin made 29 saves to help St. Louis beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Sunday night, according to an Associated Press report.
NHL Names Quick, Sedin, Bryzgalov 'Three Stars' Of The Week
Goaltender Jonathan Quick of the Kings, left wing Daniel Sedin of the Canucks and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov of the Coyotes have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending Dec. 13. FIRST STAR -- JONATHAN QUICK, G, KINGS Quick posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.58 goals-against average and .941 save percentage, helping the Kings (21-10-3) leap to first place in the Western Conference. SECOND STAR -- DANIEL SEDIN, LW, CANUCKS Sedin led the NHL in goals (five) and points (seven) last week, recording multiple points in each outing as the Canucks (18-14-0) posted two victories in three games. THIRD STAR -- ILYA BRYZGALOV, G, COYOTES Bryzgalov posted a 2-0-1 record with a 0.97 goals-against average, .968 save percentage and one shutout as the Coyotes improved to 19-11-2.