Jack Johnson will serve as Team USA's captain.
Johnson is set to participate in his fifth World Championship. "I'm always careful how I characterize guys," said Team USA director of hockey operations Jim Johannson. "But he has the same DNA of Chis Chelios. 'There's a hockey game? Great. I'm in.' That's literally how he approaches it." If Rick Nash is traded over the summer as expected, then Johnson will be a serious contender to take over as the Blue Jackets' captain.