Feb. 23, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey (27) and Vancouver Canucks center Cody Hodgson (9) battle for the puck in the second period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
Detroit Red Wings defender Kyle Quincey will be joining Team Canada at the 2012 World Championships.
After a disappointing end to the 2011-12 season for the Detroit Red Wings, some of their best players have been provided an opportunity to play hockey this spring in the form of the Men's World Ice Hockey Championships taking place from May 4-May 20 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.
The latest Red Wings player to join the tournament is defenseman, Kyle Quincey. On Saturday morning, Hockey Canada's official Twitter account announced that Quincey would be joining the team in Helsinki on Sunday. He is one of nine Detroit players participating in the tournament.
Canada adding a defenceman, as Kyle Quincey will be joining team in Helsinki on Sunday #2012whc— Hockey Canada (@HC_TeamCanada) May 5, 2012
In 18 games with the Red Wings this season, Quincey recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and finished with a neutral plus/minus rating. Quincey was acquired by the Red Wings on February 21 in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning that sent a 2012 first round draft pick and minor league goaltender Sebastien Piche the other way.
Quincey will be a restricted free agent this offseason.