Congratulations to Thrashers captain Andrew Ladd who was named one of four alternate captains of Canada’s national team that will compete at the IIHF World Championships. Columbus Blue Jacket Rick Nash will serve as the captain of the team with Ladd, Dion Phaneuf (Toronto), Jason Spezza (Ottawa) and Travis Zajac (New Jersey) serving as the other three alternates. The alternates will take turns wearing the two A’s just as the Thrashers did when they had four alternate captains in past seasons.
This will be Ladd’s first time playing for Team Canada since he donned the red and white in the World Junior Championships in 2004-05. Evander Kane will be his teammate in Slovakia where the duo will compete against Blake Wheeler, Mark Stuart and Tim Stapleton from Team USA, Ondrej Pavelec (Czech Republic) and Alex Burmistrov, who appears to have made Team Russia, although that has not been confirmed yet.