Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 4/11/12
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COLUMBUS, OHIO USA Hockey announced today that Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson and right wing Cam Atkinson are among the first group of 17 players selected to represent Team USA at the 2012 IIHF World Championships, which will take place May 4-20 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. Johnson, 25, was acquired by the Blue Jackets along with a conditional first round pick from Los Angeles in exchange for Jeff Carter on February 23. He combined to register 12 goals and 26 assists for 38 points and 39 penalty minutes in 82 games with the Blue Jackets and Kings. He set career highs in goals, power play goals (five) and game-winning goals (four), led Columbus in game-winning goals, ranked second in power play goals and was tops among club defensemen in goals, assists and points. The Indianapolis, Indiana native has represented the United States at the 2010 Olympic Games (silver medal), 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007 World Championships, 2007 (bronze medal) and 2006 World Junior Ch...
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