Team Czech Republic names preliminary World Cup of Hockey roster

Damien Cox joined Sportsnet Central to break down his expectations on who would likely be part of the first 16 players selected to Team Canada, and why fans shouldn't expect any surprises on the squad.

Team Czech Republic has released its preliminary roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, taking place Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, in Toronto.

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

Named to Team Czech Republic are:

G Petr Mrazek, Detroit Red Wings
G Michal Neuvirth, Philadelphia Flyers
G Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets

D Radko Gudas, Philadelphia Flyers
D Michal Kempny, Avangard Omsk (KHL)
D Roman Polak, San Jose Sharks
D Andrej Sustr, Tampa Bay Lightning

F Michael Frolik, Calgary Flames
F Martin Hanzal, Arizona Coyotes
F Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks
F David Krejci, Boston Bruins
F Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning
F David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
F Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens
F Vladimir Sobotka, Avangard Omsk (KHL)
F Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers

Check out Sportsnet’s Projected Full Team Czech Republic 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 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 Canada:
Roster announcement: 6:05 p.m. ET
Official List: Team Canada’s initial 16-player roster

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