‘”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.”‘
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