Phoenix Coyotes: David Moss Making An Impact For Team USA At World Championship

By Jonathan Katje
David Moss Team USA 2013
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While his 2013 season with the Phoenix Coyotes wasn’t exactly one of the best of his career, David Moss is doing an excellent job representing Team USA at the 2013 IIHF World Championship so far. The U.S. team has worked its way to a 3-1 record in the round robin stages of the tournament, and Moss has chipped in two goals and four points.

Moss managed just five goals and 20 points this season, barely cracking the top ten in scoring on an underachieving Coyotes team. He’ll need to contribute more for the Coyotes as they try and work their way back to the playoffs next season, and seeing him contribute on the international stage is a good sign. Moss also represented the U.S. at the 2010 World Championship, where he had a goal and three points in six games.

Moss is by far one of the more experienced players on a young Team USA roster, which is why his ice time has been second only to Paul Stastny among forwards. He had a goal in tournament-opening 5-3 win over Austria, before getting the game-winner in Sunday’s victory over Latvia. Both of his goals have come on the power play, and hopefully he can transition his man-advantage success to the Coyotes next season. Moss managed only one goal and two points on the power play this season, and that is one of the categories the Coyotes could stand to see improve – they finished 25th in the league in power play percentage. The U.S. will next meet France on Saturday.

Jonathan Katje is an NHL senior writer for Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter or add him to your circles on Google Plus.


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