Team North America names preliminary World Cup of Hockey roster

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Team North America has released their preliminary roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Here are the 16 players selected by co-general managers Peter Chiarelli and Stan Bowman.

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

Named to Team North America are:
G John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks
G Connor Hellebuyck, Manitoba Moose – Winnipeg Jets hold NHL rights
G Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins

D Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers
D Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
D Ryan Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets
D Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

F Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers
F Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
F Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
F Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings
F Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
F Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
F J.T. Miller, New York Rangers
F Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames
F Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets

Sportsnet’s Projected Full Team North America 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 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