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David Haugh: Year of 'The Cat' continues as DeBrincat makes Blackhawks proud playing for Team USA

For a second, forget the credibility Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat has built this month as a key contributor to Team USA at the IIHF World Championship in Denmark.

DeBrincat sounded more excited to share how he established himself in another sport he plays regularly against three fellow Hawks while passing time at the team hotel during the three-week tournament.

"The best ping-pong player among us is probably me," DeBrincat said Wednesday in a phone interview. "(Jordan) Oesterle is pretty good. Kaner is right behind him. But it's definitely me."

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