Team Europe names preliminary World Cup of Hockey roster

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Team Europe has released its preliminary 16-player 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 Europe are:

G Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks (Denmark)
G Jaroslav Halak, New York Islanders (Slovakia)

D Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins (Slovakia)
D Roman Josi, Nashville Predators (Switzerland)
D Dennis Seidenberg, Boston Bruins (Germany)
D Andrej Sekera, Edmonton Oilers (Slovakia)
D Mark Streit, Philadelphia Flyers (Switzerland)

F Mikkel Boedker, Colorado Avalanche (Denmark)
F Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers (Germany)
F Jannik Hansen, Vancouver Canucks (Denmark)
F Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks (Slovakia)
F Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings (Slovenia)
F Frans Nielsen, New York Islanders (Denmark)
F Tomas Tatar, Detroit Red Wings (Slovakia)
F Thomas Vanek, Minnesota Wild (Austria)
F Mats Zuccarello, New York Rangers (Norway)

The final roster announcement schedule for all teams on May 27 is as follows:
*All times Eastern

Team Finland:
Roster announcement: 3 a.m. ET
See Team Finland’s initial 16-player roster

Team Russia:
Roster announcement: 5 a.m. ET
See Team Russia’s initial 16-player roster

Team Czech Republic:
Roster announcement: 5 a.m. ET
See Team Czech Republic’s initial 16-player roster

Team Sweden:
Roster announcement: 11 a.m. ET
See Team Sweden’s initial 16-player roster

Team Europe:
Roster announcement: 6:09 ET
See Team Europe’s initial 16-player roster

Team U.S.A.
Roster announcement: 6:13 ET
See Team U.S.A.’s initial 16-player roster

Team North America:
Roster announcement: 6:16 ET
Mark Spector’s full Team North America projected roster

Team Canada:
Roster announcement: 6:22 ET
Damien Cox’s full Team Canada projected roster