Ron Wilson has been named coach of the U.S. junior national team for this winter's tournament in Helsinki.

Wilson coached the U.S. Olympic team to a silver medal in 2010 and is eighth in NHL history in coaching victories.

Wilson, coached 1,401 NHL games and had 648 wins in 18 seasons with Toronto (2008-2012), San Jose (2002-08), Washington (1997-2002) and Anaheim (1993-97).

A seventh-round selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1975 out of Providence, Wilson played 117 NHL games, including a stint with the North Stars.

The world junior tournament is Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Helsinki.

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