Kessel, Subban left off initial World Cup of Hockey rosters

Kessel, Subban left off initial World Cup of Hockey rosters

Kessel, Subban left off initial World Cup of Hockey rosters

The Chicago Blackhawks will be well represented in the inaugural World Cup of Hockey, with nine players joining the eight-team field.

Based on experience and a balance of offensive and defensive abilities, general manager Tommy Boustedt said he had no choice but to pass over Klingberg in filling six of seven defensemen roster spots.

"That was a hard one", Chiarelli said.

"I don't think there are any differences this time in the negotiating schedule".

"The design and development of the World Cup of Hockey uniforms was a true collaboration between adidas, the NHL and the NHLPA, with important input provided by each participating team", said Brian Jennings, NHL CMO & Executive Vice President. And then there's a crop of youngsters, such as Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog and Arizona defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Each team will have 23 players, with rosters to be filled out by June 1.

The Swedes are stocked with a balanced mix of veterans and youth.

Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Jacob Markstrom.

"We're focusing on making this a great, exciting tournament".

Hockey fans in these parts who can temporarily suspend rooting for the true north strong and free will have a couple other teams to cheer at this fall's World Cup of Hockey.

Sweden and Team Europe will announce their rosters later Wednesday. Former Blackhawk Brandon Saad made the team and will one day be a member of team USA.

The previous Canada Cup, which ran between 1976 and 1991 was held five times with four of them won by Canada and one by the Soviet Union team in 1981.

The 44-year-old forward's future has been in question beyond this season, his second with the Florida Panthers.

For a nation with a population of 5.5 million, Finland has been competitive on the national stage winning Olympic bronze medals at Sochi and Vancouver in 2010.

Granlund has recorded 33 points (7 goals, 26 assists) in 64 games for the Wild this season. "And, to be honest, the fact that he can play defence and forward".

Rucinsky and Jagr had a lengthy talk last week in which the Czech GM told him he'd always be welcome. Josi (pictured) has been a fixture in global competitions for years.

Just because players like Kessel, Backes, Brown, and Callahan didn't make the first cut doesn't mean they won't make the team. "The gates are open for everyone". We're confident this is the start of a group that will compliment each other really well and assume team roles that will lead to team success.

Despite playing in previous Olympic tournaments, both Matt Duchene (CAN) and Erik Johnson (USA) were left off their respective national rosters, but either one could be named to their World Cup team later in the year when rosters are finalized.

The Finnish jerseys prominently feature the local name for the country, Suomi, across the chest in blue on a horizontal white stripe.

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