ZURICH-KLOTEN – Team Canada general manager Doug Armstrong announced the addition of St. Louis Blues goaltender Chris Mason to Canada’s roster for the 2009 IIHF World Championship in Switzerland, which runs from April 24-May 10 in Berne and Zurich-Kloten.
Mason was an alternate for Canada at the 2006 and 2007 IIHF World Championships, winning a gold medal in 2007 in Moscow, Russia. He established career highs this past season with 57 games played, 27 wins and 33 consecutive starts to finish the regular season.
Canada’s roster now includes 21 players – three goaltenders, six defencemen and 12 forwards, as well as two alternates. Canada can name up to 25 players on its final roster.
Head coach Lindy Ruff named Shane Doan captain for the third consecutive World Championship. Dany Heatley, Chris Phillips, Martin St. Louis and Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains.