Dean Plunkett The Hockey Writers
Team Sweden Names Final World Cup Roster
The Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced today its final, 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, adding seven to the first 16 chosen in March.
Among them are forwards Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who advanced to the Stanley Cup finals by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning last night in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Swedes added one goalie, Robin Lehner of the Buffalo Sabres, and one defenseman, Mattias Ekholm of the Nashville Predators, along with four forwards.
Team Sweden made it to the quarterfinals in the recent IIHF World Championships from Russia, before losing to the eventual gold medal winners Canada.
Here is the full roster. The players added today are italicized:
Robin Lehner, Buffalo Sabres *
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks
Mattias Ekholm, Nashville Predators *
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings
Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals
Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Carl Hagelin, Pittsburgh Penguins *
Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins *
Marcus Kruger, Chicago Blackhawks *
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks *
Carl Soderberg, Colorado Avalanche *
Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues
Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings
The World Cup of Hockey 2016 takes place from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, in Toronto.
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