Team USA’s Coaches announced at practice in Helsinki the leadership group for the American squad. The three-player senior leadership group of players included Ottawa Senators forward, and WD Sports and Entertainment client, Austin Watson. Watson will serve as one of the team’s assistant captains along with Winnipeg Jets defenceman Nate Scmidt. The team will be captained my Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Seth Jones. Team USA opens it’s tournament preliminary play against Latvia on May 13th.