USA: Cap’n JJ

ESPN: Jack Johnson of Columbus Blue Jackets named U.S. captain for worlds

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has been selected captain for Team USA at the 2012 world championships, which begin Friday in Helsinki and Stockholm.

It will be the second time that the 25-year-old will serve as team captain in his international career, also doing the honors on the 2010 world championships team.

 

 
  • GShuchuk99

    I’m happy for him, but the Cbj did us a huge favor by taking his contract off our hands.  Kings are a far better team without him than we were with him.  Its not entirely addition by subtraction, but considering the weight of his contract… and what voynov has done.  I’m not sure that we’re not a better team with JJ gone even if Jeff Carter wasn’t part of the deal.

  • https://twitter.com/geoffdes78 Geoff DeSouza

    The key here is that this isn’t some sort of grand maturing process on JJ’s part.  He was captain once before – it only makes sense for him to do so again.

    But much like Dany Heatley, you don’t want to become known as a frequent star player at the Worlds.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6DPM6YHERTYPNHGPD7ZPZXD5A alphatronic

    he deserves this, he is a great player and will be great for CBJ, the fact of the matter is the kings had a team edward v team jacob situation on their hands. While neither wanted to admit it the were competing against each other and it was hurting the team. Getting rid of one of them was the best thing we could have done. JJ can win all of the world awards as he wants, but there is only one trophy that means anything…