Patrick Kane’s NHL season is finished, but his hockey season will continue. He was named captain of the United States national team for the IIHF World Hockey Championship that runs May 4-20 in Denmark.
When Kane was asked Monday at his Blackhawks exit-day news conference whether he was planning to play in the tournament, he said yes without divulging he would be the team captain. That announcement came later in the day.
Kane last represented Team USA in the world championships in 2008, his first NHL season and the last time the Hawks missed the postseason. He also played for Team USA in the Olympics in 2010 and 2014.
He’ll be joined on the team by at...