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Zito named Team USA GM for 2018 Worlds

Bill Zito, assistant general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets and GM of the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, has been named general manager of the 2018 United States Men’s National Team by USA Hockey.

Zito will oversee the selection of players that will represent the United States when it begins play at the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship on May 4 against Canada in Herning, Denmark.

“This is a great privilege and I am grateful to USA Hockey for the opportunity and look forward to working with the Advisory Group and having a successful tournament,” said Zito.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Zito previously served on the management staff for the 2015 U.S. Men’s National Team that captured a bronze medal at the 2015 IIHF Men’s World Championship.

Zito joined the Blue Jackets as assistant general manager in August 2013.  Since his arrival, Zito has helped the Blue Jackets to a pair of Stanley Cup Playoff berths and led Cleveland to the first Calder Cup championship in franchise history in 2015-16.