Johnny Gaudreau is headed to Denmark to play for the USA in the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
The tournament, which runs May 4-20 in Herning and Copenhagen, Denmark, will mark the fourth time Gaudreau has played for USA Hockey. He has previously skated in the IIHF World Junior Championship (2013) and IIHF World Championship (2014, 2016).
During his previous two stints at the World Championship, Gaudreau registered eight goals and 21 points in 16 games.
Gaudreau is coming off an impressive individual 2017-18 campaign which saw him put up 24 goals, a career-high 60 assists and a career-best 84 points in 80 skates.
The USA’s first game comes on May 4 when they take on Canada at the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning. Fans in the USA can catch the World Championship games on the NHL Network while fans in Canada can watch on TSN, TSN2 and on RDS.
The Flames now have three players representing their countries at the tournament, with center Mikael Backlund skating for Sweden and goaltender David Rittich playing for the Czech Republic.
New Flames head coach Bill Peters will also be taking part in the tournament, acting as Canada’s bench boss.