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Michael Peca Will Play for Canada at 2001 IIHF Men's World Hockey Championship
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March 20, 2001
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CALGARY, AB - Lanny McDonald, Canada's Assistant Executive Director for the 2001 Men's World Hockey Championship, along with Executive Director Wayne Gretzky and Head Coach Wayne Fleming announced today that Michael Peca will compete for Canada at the IIHF Men's World Championship, April 28 to May 14 in Hannover, Germany.

"We are very pleased that Mike has committed to play for his country for this year's World Championship," said McDonald. "We will continue to monitor the NHL playoff situation, and will add additional players to our roster over the next two weeks."

Peca, a veteran of six NHL seasons has played 400 NHL games, amassing 102 goals and 127 assists. The native of Toronto, ON won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 1997 as the NHL's Top Defensive Forward, as was a finalist for that same award in 19. The 26 year old forward won a gold medal with Canada's National Junior Team at the 1994 World Junior Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic. Earlier this season, Peca suited up for Canada at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland.

"We are excited that Mike will be a part of Team Canada at this year's World Championship," said Wayne Fleming, Head Coach of Canada's World Championship Men's Team. "His calibre of play and leadership will be assets for our team."Canada won two gold medals in the 1990's, in 1994 and again in 1997. At the 2000 Men's World Hockey Championship in Russia, Canada finished 4th, losing to the eventual World Champions from the Czech Republic during the semi-final.

Canada will open the World Hockey Championship versus Norway on April 28 in Hannover, Germany.


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