Bernier to play for Team Canada, no word on Doughty

Team Canada added four more players to their roster for for the World Championships, including goaltender Jonathan Bernier.

The tournament begins today in Slovakia.

He’ll join fellow goalies Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto’s James Reimer (who was already named the starter for game one). None of the trio have been promised the number one role and all are expected to at least see some playing time.

No word yet on defenseman Drew Doughty. However, given that he wasn’t part of today’s announcement, it’s looking like he won’t be joining the team. Hockey Canada has stated they don’t intend to invite any other players unless there is an injury.

If Bernier does play, it will be his first live action since coming on in relief of Jonathan Quick in a game versus San Jose back on April 4.  For the season, he was 11-8-3 (including three shutouts) with a 2.48 goals-against-average for the Kings.

Of course, Bernier has previous experience playing for Team Canada at the World Junior level (under-20) – something he briefly talked about during his ‘looking back’ interview here.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Evaluating the Kings’ rookies with Jonathan Bernier

Coach Murray selects the Kings’ Rookie of the Year

Clearing the Crease… with Jonathan Bernier

Coach Murray on Jonathan – Bernier vs. Quick

.

Recent Articles

Sirius XM NHL Network

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Kings, Sharks, Stars, and Blues

John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio, where they took a lap around the Western Conference to check on a few teams. “The Mayor” reviewed which five Kings prospects have a shot at making the team at forward and also discussed Derek Forbort’s […]

King Dwight Kings NHL hockey

LA Kings 2015-16 Projected Lineup and Salary Cap Review

Twitter isn’t for everybody, we know. And not everybody gets a chance to listen to the various radio spots we post here on MayorsManor. Thus, as a friendly service, let’s look at the Kings projected roster for next season – since that seems to be one of the most popular questions we’ve received as of […]

Shore Nick Manchester Monarchs AHL

Nick Shore and Jordan Weal Get New Contracts with Kings

Fresh on the heels of a new two-year deal with forward Andy Andreoff on Wednesday, the LA Kings have reached agreements with two of their other Restricted Free Agents, as we reported on twitter earlier today:

#LAKings contract news: Nick Shore’s new deal is for 2 years. YR1 is a two-way (he doesn’t need waivers to […]

Major News Items

Forbort AHL Burger King

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News