New York Islanders Daily: Anders Lee To Team USA For IIHF Worlds

By Matt O'Leary
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 31: Tanner Fritz
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 31: Tanner Fritz /

New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee found out on Saturday that he’ll be playing for Team USA at the IIHF World Championship.

Anders Lee received good news over the weekend. The New York Islanders 40 goal scorer will be representing his country at the IIHF World Championship tournament which begins this week.

This isn’t the first time Lee will participate in the tournament. He was also involved in 2015 and 2017. In last year’s tournament, he had eight points (five goals, three assists) in eight games, maybe foreshadowing his career year.

For the first time in his career, Lee put up 40 goals in 2017-2018. He scored 34 in 2016-2017 and he seems like a talent on the rise at 27-years of age as he continues to build off seasons.

The IIHF World Tournament begins on Friday, May 4, and runs through May 20. Team USA plays Team Canada first which also features some of Lee’s Islanders teammates.  Josh BaileyMathew BarzalAnthony BeauvillierJordan Eberle and Ryan Pulock all will be playing for Team Canada.

It’s actually quite sad seeing how many guys can represent their country, yet the Islanders were still so far out of the playoff mix.

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