Final Roster Spots Announced For 2016 World Cup Of Hockey

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The remaining seven spots for each World Cup Of Hockey roster today were finalized, and the 184 players set to represent their six countries and two multinational squads are now set for the tournament in Toronto that begins this September.

While many expected that previous snubs like Phil Kessel, P.K. Subban, Kris Letang and John Klingberg would make the final cuts after missing preliminary rosters in March, shockingly none of them were added to Team USA, Canada or Sweden, respectively, Kessel’s omission most glaring in light of his stellar performance in the ongoing Stanley Cup playoffs. Other surprises include Corey Perry, Taylor Hall and Brendan Gallagher, all who were expected to have solid chances of cracking rosters after their performance at the World Championships in Russia; however, other Worlds standouts like Patrik Laine, Mikko Koskinen and Brad Marchand all proved their cases, and will head to Toronto in the fall.

This time around, many players from non-NHL leagues were included, with Russia adding four KHLers, Finland adding two KHLers and two Liiga players, and Team North America adding rookie sensation Auston Matthews, expected to be the #1 pick at June’s NHL Draft, who spent last season with the ZSC Lions of the National League A in Switzerland. One potential concern for the Russian squad in particular is the status of Slava Voinov, whose legal troubles from his days with the Los Angeles Kings may hamper his travel plans to the World Cup in Canada. Overall, all 30 NHL teams have at least one representative at the World Cup, with Chicago sending the most players (12), followed by Tampa Bay (11). Stanley Cup finalists San Jose and Pittsburgh are sending 7 and 6 players, respectively.

The final lineups for the eight participating teams at the 2016 World Cup Of Hockey, with new player additions marked in bold, and their current team noted in parentheses (with KHL players marked with an asterisk, NLA players marked with a double asterisk), and injured/suspended players marked with a strikethrough (with replacements marked with an R), are as follows:

GROUP A GROUP B
🇨🇦 CANADA
Jamie Benn, F (DAL)
Patrice Bergeron, F (BOS)
Jay Bouwmeester, D (STL)R
Brent Burns, D (SJS)
Jeff Carter, F (LAK)
Logan Couture, F (SJS)R
Corey Crawford, G (CHI)
Sidney Crosby, F (PIT)
Drew Doughty, D (LAK)
Matt Duchene, F (COL)
Ryan Getzlaf, F (ANH)
Claude Giroux, F (PHL)
Braden Holtby, G (WSH)
Duncan Keith, D (CHI)
Brad Marchand, F (BOS)
Jake Muzzin, D (LAK)
Ryan O’Reilly, F (BUF)R
Corey Perry, F (ANH)R
Alex Pietrangelo, D (STL)
Carey Price, G (MTL)
Tyler Seguin, F (DAL)
Steven Stamkos, F (TBL)
John Tavares, F (NYI)
Joe Thornton, F (SJS)
Jonathan Toews, F (CHI)
Marc-Édouard Vlasic, D (SJS)
Shea Weber, D (MTL)
🇫🇮 FINLAND
Sebastian Aho, F (CAR)
Alexander Barkov, F (FLA)
Joonas Donskoi, F (SJS)
Valtteri Filppula, F (TBL)
Mikael Granlund, F (MIN)
Erik Haula, F (MIN)
Jussi Jokinen, F (FLA)
Jyrki Jokipakka, D (CGY)
Mikko Koivu, F (MIN)
Leo Komarov, F (TOR)
Lauri Korpikoski, F (EDM)
Mikko Koskinen, G (SKA)*
Patrik Laine, F (WPG)
Jori Lehterä, F (STL)
Sami 
Lepistö, D (SAL)*
Esa Lindell, D (DAL)
Olli Määttä, D (PIT)
Ville Pokka, D (CHI)
Tuukka Rask, G (BOS)
Pekka Rinne, G (NSH)
Rasmus Ristolainen, D (BUF)
Teuvo Teräväinen, F (CAR)
Sami Vatanen, D (ANH)
🇨🇿 CZECHIA
Michal Birner, F (TRK)*R
Roman 
Červenka, F (FRI)**R
Radek Faksa, F (DAL)
Michael Frolík, F (CGY)
Radko Gudas, D (PHL)
Martin Hanzal, F (ARZ)
Aleš Hemský, F (DAL)
Tomáš Hertl, F (SJS)
Dmitrij Jaškin, F (STL)
Michal Jordán, D (CAR)

Michal Kempný, D (CHI)
David Krejčí, F (BOS)
Tomáš Kundrátek, D (SLO)*R
Milan Michálek, F (TOR)
Zbyněk Michálek, D (ARZ)
Petr Mrázek, G (DET)
Jakub Nakládal, D (CGY)
Michal Neuvirth, G (PHI)
Ondřej Palát, F (TBL)
David Pastrňák, F (BOS)
Ondřej Pavelec, G (WPG)
Tomáš Plekanec, F (MTL)
Roman Polák, D (SJS)
Vladimír Sobotka, F (AVG)*
Andrej Šustr, D (TBL)
Jakub Voráček, F (PHI)
🇨🇦🇺🇸 NORTH AMERICA
🇨🇦 Sean Couturier, F (PHI)

🇨🇦 Jonathan Drouin, F (TBL)
🇺🇸 Jack Eichel, F (BUF)
🇨🇦 Aaron Ekblad, D (FLA)
🇺🇸 Johnny Gaudreau, F (CGY)
🇺🇸 John Gibson, G (ANH)
🇺🇸 Shayne Gostisbehere, D (PHL)
🇺🇸 Connor Hellebuyck, G (WPG)

🇺🇸 Seth Jones, D (CLB)
🇺🇸 Dylan Larkin, F (DET)
🇨🇦 Nathan MacKinnon, F (COL)
🇺🇸 Auston Matthews, F (TOR)
🇨🇦 Connor McDavid, F (EDM)
🇺🇸 J.T. Miller, F (NYR)
🇨🇦 Sean Monahan, F (CGY)
🇨🇦 Matt Murray, G (PIT)
🇨🇦 Ryan Murray, D (CLB)
🇨🇦 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, F (EDM)
🇨🇦 Colton Parayko, D (STL)
🇨🇦 Morgan Rielly, D (TOR)
🇺🇸 Brandon Saad, F (CLB)
🇨🇦
Mark Scheifele, F (WPG)
🇺🇸 Vincent Trocheck, F (FLA)R
🇺🇸 Jacob Trouba, D (WPG)
🇪🇺 EUROPE
🇩🇰 Frederik Andersen, G (TOR)
🇩🇰 Mikkel Bødker, F (SJS)
🇫🇷 Pierre-Édouard Bellemare, F (PHL)
🇸🇰 Zdeno Chára, D (BOS)
🇩🇪 Leon Draisaitl, F (EDM)

🇩🇪 Christian Ehrhoff, D (LAK)
🇸🇰 Marián Gáborík, F (LAK)
🇩🇪 Thomas Greiss, G (NYI)
🇩🇪 Philipp Grubauer, G (WSH)R
🇸🇰 Jaroslav Halák, G (NYI)
🇩🇰 Jannik Hansen, F (VAN)
🇸🇰 Marián Hossa, F (CHI)
🇨🇭 Roman Josi, D (NSH)
🇸🇮 Anže Kopitar, F (LAK)
🇨🇭 Nino Niederreiter, F (MIN)
🇩🇰 Frans Nielsen, F (DET)
🇩🇪 Tobias Rieder, F (ARZ)
🇨🇭 Luca Sbisa, D (VAN)
🇩🇪 Dennis Seidenberg, D (BOS)
🇸🇰 Andrej Sekera, D (EDM)
🇨🇭 Mark Streit, D (PHI)
🇸🇰 Tomáš Tatar, F (DET)
🇦🇹 Thomas Vanek, F (DET)
🇳🇴 Mats Zuccarello, F (NYR)
🇷🇺 RUSSIA
Artyom Anisimov, F (CHI)
Sergei Bobrovski, G (CLB)
Yevgeni Dadonov, F (SKA)*
Pavel Datsyuk, F (SKA)*
Nikita Kucherov, F (TBL)
Dmitri Kulikov, D 
(FLA)
Nikolai Kulyomin, F (NYI)
Yevgeni Kuznetsov, F (WSH)
Yevgeni Malkin, F (PIT)
Alexei Marchenko, D (DET)
Andrei Markov, D (MTL)
Vladislav Namestnikov, F (TBL)
Nikita Nesterov, D (TBL)R
Dmitri Orlov, D (WSH)
Alexander Ovechkin, F (WSH)
Artemi Panarin, F (CHI)
Vadim Shipachyov, F (SKA)*
Vladimir Tarasenko, F (STL)
Ivan Telegin, F (CSK)*
Semyon Varlamov, G (COL)
Andrei Vasilevski, G (TBL)
Vyacheslav Voinov, D (SKA)*
Alexei Yemelin, D (MTL)

Nikita Zaitsev, D (TOR)
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES
Justin Abdelkader, F (DET)
David Backes, F (BOS)
Ben Bishop, G (TBL)
Dustin Byfuglien, D (WPG)
Ryan Callahan, F (NYR)
John Carlson, D (WSH)
Brandon Dubinsky, F (CLB)
Erik Johnson, D (COL)
Jack Johnson, D (CLB)

Patrick Kane, F (CHI)
Ryan Kesler, F (ANH)
Ryan McDonagh, D (NYR)
Matt Niskanen, D (WSH)
T.J. Oshie, F (WSH)
Max Pacioretty, F (MTL)
Kyle Palmieri, F (NJD)R
Zach Parise, F (MIN)
Joe Pavelski, F (SJS)
Jonathan Quick, G (LAK)
Cory Schneider, G (NJD)
Derek Stepan, F (NYR)
Ryan Suter, D (MIN)
James van Riemsdyk, F (TOR)
Blake Wheeler, F (WPG)
🇸🇪 SWEDEN
Mikael Backlund, F (CGY)R
Nicklas Bäckström, F (WSH)
Patrik Berglund, F (STL)R
Mattias Ekholm, D (NSH)

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D (ARZ)
Jhonas Enroth, G (TOR)R
Loui Eriksson, F (VAN)
Filip Forsberg, F (NSH)
Carl Hagelin, F (PIT)
Victor Hedman, D (TBL)
Patric Hörnqvist, F (PIT)
Niklas Hjalmarsson, D (CHI)
Erik Karlsson, D (OTT)
Niklas Kronwall, D (DET)
Marcus Krüger, F (CHI)
Gabriel Landeskog, F (COL)
Robin Lehner, G (BUF)
Hampus Lindholm, D (ANH)R
Henrik Lundqvist, G (NYR)
Jacob Markström, G (VAN)
Rickard Rakell, F (ANH)R
Daniel Sedin, F (VAN)
Henrik Sedin, F (VAN)
Jakob Silfverberg, F (ANH)
Carl Söderberg, F (COL)
Alexander Steen, F (STL)
Anton Strålman, D (TBL)
Henrik Zetterberg, F (DET)

Only now just three short months away until the tournament begins!

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