Pominville surprised by criticism of playing for U.S.

Via: Halifax Chronicle Herald

‘”I had never been part of the Canadian program, never participated in any events with them,” said Pominville, who had 80 points in 82 games for Buffalo this season and is a nominee for the Lady Byng Trophy for the NHL’s most gentlemanly player. “The U.S. found out I was dual. Again, it’s not as if I did anything wrong. I have the right to do what I did. I accepted their invitation as soon as they asked. I’m just excited by the opportunity and hopefully I can help the team now and in the future.”‘