Team Canada Names Final World Cup Roster

Team Canada has named their final 23-man roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.  Added to the initial 16-man roster that was named on March 2nd are defencemen Brent Burns, Jake Muzzin, and Alex Pietrangelo; as well as forwards Brad Marchand, Matt Duchene, Claude Giroux, and Joe Thornton.

Team Canada Names Final World Cup Roster

G Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
G Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
G Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

D Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks *
D Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
D Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
D Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles Kings *
D Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues *
D Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks
D Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

F Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars
F Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
F Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings
F Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
F Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche *
F Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
F Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers *
F Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins *
F Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
F Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
F John Tavares, New York Islanders
F Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks *
F Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

In goal, Carey Price is back to lead the way.  His goaltender of the tournament performance in Sochi cannot be questioned and while he’s missed much of this season due to a knee injury, he should be ready to go in September. Braden Holtby and Corey Crawford have proven their value in leading two of the best teams in the NHL this season, and will be ready to go if Price’s injury lingers.

On defence there is Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Shea Weber.  All four defenders were part of the Sochi team.

Up front the usual names of Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, John Tavares, Jamie Benn, and Ryan Getzlaf are joined by newcomers Steven Stamkos (named to the Sochi team but injured), and Tyler Seguin.

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban and Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry are notable omissions from the squad.

 

Main Photo: SAN JOSE, CA – MAY 12: Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks looks on during the game against the Nashville Predators in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 12 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)