The 2013 World Hockey Championships are being held in Sweden and Finland this
season for the second year in a row. Although the Habs are presently in
the NHL playoffs, there still are a pair of players who will represent the
organization in the tournament. We will be tracking the game-by-game
progress for Tim Bozon (France) and Danny Kristo (USA) who are both making their
debuts in the tourney.
For the second straight year, each team will play seven preliminary round
games. The top four teams in each pool will move on to the quarterfinals
while the bottom two squads will be relegated to Division I Group A next season.
May 11 update: Raphael Diaz (SUI), Alex Galchenyuk (USA), and Tomas
Plekanec (CZE) all have joined their respective countries.
May 13 update: P.K. Subban (CAN) will join Team Canada once
quarterfinal action begins. However, he has not yet officially registered.
|May 13||Latvia||Did not dress|
|May 15||Germany||Did not dress|
|May 16||Czech Rep.||0||1||0||E||2||22:29|
|May 12||Germany||Did not dress|
* – Galchenyuk gets credited with a goal scored against Finland as he had
the game winning shootout goal.
Plekanec was named the Czech Republic’s Player of the Game on May 14th.
He was 20/37 on faceoffs (54%).
There are several former Montreal players and prospects who are also participating
in the 2013 Worlds. Here is a listing of those players and when they were
a part of the organization.
G Cristobal Huet – France (acquired in 2006, traded in 2008)
Palushaj – USA (acquired in 2013, claimed off waivers this past February)
Perezhogin – Russia (1st round pick in 2001, Montreal held his RFA rights until
he turned 27)
Robidas – Canada (7th round pick in 1995, claimed off waivers in 2002)
Staal – Denmark – (4th round pick of Montreal
in 1996 but never signed)
Vydareny – Slovakia (acquired in 2004, left as a free agent four months later)