Team Finland names final World Cup of Hockey roster

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The Finnish Ice Hockey Federation announced today its final 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, taking place Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, in Toronto.

Each team announced its initial 16-player list on March 2.

Named to Team Finland are:

G Mikko Koskinen, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)*
G Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins
G Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

D Ville Pokka, Rockford IceHogs (AHL) *
D Jyrki Jokipakka, Calgary Flames *
D Sami Lepisto, Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) *
D Esa Lindell, Texas Stars (AHL) – Dallas Stars hold NHL rights
D Olli Maatta, Pittsburgh Penguins
D Rasmus Ristolainen, Buffalo Sabres
D Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks

F Patrik Laine, Tappara Tempere (SM-liiga) *
F Erik Haula, Minnesota Wild *
F Sebastian Aho, Karpat Oulu (SM-liiga) *
F Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers
F Joonas Donskoi, San Jose Sharks
F Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning
F Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild
F Jussi Jokinen, Florida Panthers
F Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
F Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs
F Lauri Korpikoski, Edmonton Oilers
F Jori Lehtera, St. Louis Blues
F Teuvo Teravainen, Chicago Blackhawks

* named to roster today

All eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 are announcing their final rosters May 27. The first 16 players were named on March 2.

Where can I watch it?
Hockey Central: World Cup of Hockey Roster Announcement will air live on Sportsnet at 6 p.m. ET. It can also be seen world-wide via live stream here at


The final rosters for all teams is as follows:

Team Russia:
Official 23-player roster

Team Czech Republic:
Official 23-player roster

Team Sweden:
Official 23-player roster

Team Europe:
Official 23-player roster

Team U.S.A.
Official 23-player roster

Team North America
Official 23-player roster

Team Canada:
Official 23-player roster

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