Growing up: Larkin putting the ‘A’ in U.S.A

COLOGNE, Ger. – Jimmy Howard couldn’t help but grin when asked about the alternate captain ‘A’ on the shoulder of Dylan Larkins’ jersey at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

“Well, he’s a vet,” Howard said of Larkin, his 20-year old teammate on the Red Wings and the U.S. men’s national team. “It’s his third time being over here (playing for the U.S.) … he’s got the most games on the team, I think.”

That’s not entirely accurate, but Howard’s not far off.