Team Canada adds Sharks’ Couture to World Cup roster

Watch as Logan Couture gets the rebound and puts the Sharks in front 1-0 against the Predators.

San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture has been named to Team Canada for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday.

Couture will replace injured forward Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars. Benn underwent core muscle surgery in July.

Couture scored 15 goals and totalled 36 points in 52 games in 2015-16. The 27-year-old added 10 goals and 30 points in 20 post-season games with the Western Conference champion Sharks.

Sharks centre Joe Thornton and defenceman Brent Burns were named to Team Canada’s roster in May.

Couture has scored 154 goals and registered 323 points in 431 career games. The Sharks originally selected Couture ninth overall at the 2007 NHL Draft.