If you are on social media, whether it’s Facebook or Twitter, Sharks fans will always call Wisconsin born Joe Pavelski, Captain America. He’s the real deal now. Per multiple reports including NHL.com, San Jose’s captain, will wear the C for Team USA in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.
Pavelski, who donned the C for Team Teal for the first time last season, had another great year, with 38 goals, 78 points in the regular season, on top of leading the league in goals en route to the Sharks’ first Stanley Cup Final appearance. He was also selected to his first NHL All-Star Game where he played a key role in assisting his linemate, John Scott win MVP honors.
“Pavs” has participated in two Winter Olympics, 2014 in Sochi and 2010 in Vancouver where he won a silver medal for the United States.
The World Cup of Hockey will take place from September 17th – October 1st in Toronto, television coverage will be on ESPN’s family of networks in the United States and Sportsnet (English) and TVA Sports (French) in Canada.