Team USA names preliminary World Cup of Hockey roster

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Team U.S.A has released their preliminary roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Here are the 16 players selected by general manager Dean Lombardi.

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

Named to Team USA are:

G Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning
G Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings
G Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils

D Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets
D John Carlson, Washington Capitals
D Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers
D Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

F Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings
F Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
F Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks
F T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals
F Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens
F Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild
F Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks
F Derek Stepan, New York Rangers
F Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets

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