Joe Pavelski Honoured to be Named Team USA Captain
Joe Pavelski knew speculation had been out there for weeks, that he would be named captain of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
When rumour became truth on Wednesday, Pavelski was bowled over.
“There are a lot of emotions that go through it,” Pavelski said after USA Hockey made the official announcement at Nationwide Arena. “It’s pretty exciting. It’s a big honour.
“You want to not try to do too much, you want to be a part of it. You want to do your job, because you understand how much talent is in here and the respect you have for the guys around the room, competing against them night in and night out throughout the league.”