Team Canada names preliminary World Cup of Hockey roster

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Team Canada has released their preliminary roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Here are the 16 players selected by general managers Doug Armstrong and Tom Renney.

Each team’s full 23-man roster must be finalized by June 1.

Named to Team Canada are:
G Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
G Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
G Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

D Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
D Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
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 Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
F Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
F Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
F John Tavares, New York Islanders
F Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Sportsnet’s Projected Full Team Canada Roster

All eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 are announcing their rosters of at least 16 players today.

Team Russia:
Roster announcement: 3 a.m. ET
Official List: Team Russia’s initial 16-player roster

Team Finland:
Roster announcement: 4 a.m. ET
Official List: Team Finland initial 16-player roster

Team Czech Republic:
Roster announcement: 11 a.m. ET
Official List: Team Czech Republic’s initial 16-player roster

Team Sweden:
Roster announcement: 1 p.m. ET
Official List: Team Sweden’s initial 16-player roster

Team Europe:
Roster announcement: 4:30 p.m. ET
Official List: Team Europe’s initial 16-player roster

Team North America:
Roster announcement: 5:15 p.m. ET
Official List: Team North America’s initial 16-player roster

Team USA:
Roster announcement: 6:45 p.m. ET
Official List: Team USA’s initial 16-player roster