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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nate Thompson, J.T. Brown, Teddy Purcell to play in world tournament

Lighting center Nate Thompson and wing J.T. Brown will play for the United States at the world championship May 4-20 in Sweden and Finland, and wing Teddy Purcell will play for Canada.

Thompson and Brown make their world tournament debut. Their teammates named so far include forwards Paul Stastny of the Avalanche, Bobby Ryan of the Ducks and Max Pacioretty of the Canadiens, and defensemen Alex Goligoski of the Stars and Jack Johnson of the Blue Jackets.

Purcell's teammates include forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry of the Ducks, John Tavares of the Islanders, Jeff Skinner of the Hurricanes and Evander Kane of the Jets, and goalie Cam Ward of the Hurricanes.

Tampa Bay Lightning's Nate Thompson, J.T. Brown, Teddy Purcell to play in world tournament 04/12/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:43am]
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