May 3, 2018
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame alum and current New York Islander Anders Lee will once again suit up for Team USA at the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship on May 4-20 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark.
Lee is coming off an impressive season with the New York Islanders as he totaled 40 goals and 22 assists for 62 points in 82 games. His 40 goals ranked tied for seventh in the NHL and he marked a career high and the most for an NCAA alumnus since Joe Pavelski scored 41 in 2013-14.
Lee is playing in the world championship for the second consecutive season and the third time overall as he also helped Team USA to the bronze medal in the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic. All told, 15 former Notre Dame players have taken part in the IIHF World Championships combining for 19 U.S. National Team appearances.
This season, Team USA is in Group B with Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway and South Korea, and will play its preliminary round games at Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, Denmark.
A Second Team (West) CCM/AHCA All-America selection in 2013, Lee played in 41 games as a junior and led Notre Dame in scoring while helping the team to a 25-13-3 overall record, a second-place regular-season finish in the CCHA and the final CCHA Mason Cup championship. With 20 goals and 18 assists for 38 points he led the Irish in goals and points.
In three seasons with the Irish, Lee played in 125 games and notched 116 points on 61 goals and 55 assists.
A sixth-round selection (152 overall) by the Islanders in the the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Lee has now played in 261 NHL games for New York and has posted 145 points on 84 goals and 61 assists. In his first career game on April 2, 2013, Lee scored on his first career shot in a 5-2 win over Winnipeg.
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Dan Colleran, Director of Athletics Communications at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men's hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College ('06 & '08G).