By @MichaelCaples –
Team USA has added a defenseman rather familiar to the Michigan hockey audience.
Zach Werenski will be donning the Red, White and Blue once again.
Werenski, a Grosse Pointe native and USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and University of Michigan alum, will be suiting up for the U.S. at the Men’s World Championship, currently taking place in Slovakia.
The longtime Belle Tire star just wrapped up his third season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, logging a career-best 44 points in 82 games. Werenski also registered one goal and five assists in 10 playoff games.
It will be the third time he competes for Team USA on the international stage, after playing in the World Juniors in 2015 and 2016.
Werenski’s addition brings the Michigan native total to six, as Alex DeBrincat, Dylan Larkin, Alec Martinez and Christian Wolanin have already been overseas competing for the American squad.