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Blackhawks' Seth Jones to Captain Team USA at 2022 World Championship

The defenseman will play with his fellow Chicago teammates Sam Lafferty and his younger brother Caleb Jones.
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Seth Jones will serve as captain for the United States men's ice hockey team at the 2022 IIHF World Championship in Finland.

USA Hockey announced Tuesday the Chicago Blackhawks defenseman would be the captain. Winnipeg Jets defenseman Nate Schmidt and Ottawa Senators forward Austin Watson will serve as alternate captains.

Jones previously played at Worlds in 2014 and 2015, when he won bronze in his second tournament appearance. He will play with Blackhawks teammates Sam Lafferty, a forward, and his brother and fellow defenseman Caleb Jones.

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The Americans will compete against hosts Finland, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Latvia, Norway, Great Britain and Austria in Group B. Team USA starts its tournament run Friday against Latvia at 8:15 a.m. CT. All U.S. games in the tournament will air live on NHL Network.