Troy Stecher will be wearing the maple leaf at this year’s World Hockey Championships.
The Richmond-born Stecher, 25, is coming off a strong third season with the NHL Vancouver Canucks scoring two goals and earning 21 assists.
His strong skating should be a plus on the large European ice surface which is 200 feet by 100 feet, 15 feet wider than the NHL standard.
The championships, May 10 to 26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia, will be the second time Stecher has played for Canada. He was part of Team Canada West for the 2011 World Junior A Challenge.