Washington Capitals: Ryan Leonard, Charlie Lindgren, Martin Fehervary finished at Worlds

Neither of the trio were able to bring home gold this time
Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals
Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals / RvS.Media/Robert Hradil/GettyImages

The Washington Capitals had three representatives for their respective countries at the IIHF World Championships this summer but sadly none of them were able to bring home the gold as both Team USA and Slovakia were eliminated. Charlie Lindgren played outstanding for a USA win prior to tournament play. For Ryan Leonard it was his first taste with the big boys on the international stage after he led USA to the World Junior Championships. Martin Fehervary represented Slovakia.

Martin Fehervary

Prior to the tournament the 24 year old defenseman recorded 16 points in 66 games. That's three goals and 13 assists and those 13 apples from Martin Fehervary were a single season career high. He previously recorded a combined four points while representing Slovakia on the international stage prior to this summer and added an assist before faltering to Team Canada.

In that game against Canada he was named player of the game despite the loss. He skated 22:57 minutes of ice time and had a plus/minus of -2.

Ryan Leonard

After coming up clutch in the World Juniors to lead Team USA to a Gold Medal, folks including myself were intrigued on what he'd do at Worlds. I believe he made the right call continuing his sophomore season at Boston College. Leonard had an assist in the preliminaries in six games and assisted in USA's lone tournmaent game which resulted in a loss

USA fell 1-0 to Czechia in the Worlds Quarterfinal.

Charlie Lindgren

Lindgren had a 27 save outing in that quarterfinal loss to Czechia. After not wanting to go to the tournament initially or at the very least opting not to, Lindgren got called up after an injury to Alex Lyon. He was named player of the game in that loss.

Don't fret Caps fans. We've still got the Hershey Bears who are looking to defend their Calder Cup title.