2016 World Cup: 3 Blackhawks To Represent Canada

When Canada released their roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, three more Blackhawks names were added to a long list of stars who will represent their countries.

Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford will play for Canada in the World Cup this fall.

Here are the rosters for:

Here is the complete roster for Canada:

Forwards
Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
John Tavares, New York Islanders
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks

Defensemen
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles Kings
Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

Goaltenders
Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

23 thoughts on “2016 World Cup: 3 Blackhawks To Represent Canada

  1. The Canadian squad will be very tough to beat-with the exception of the Russian team, forwards at least, they have way too much depth.

  2. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the North American team do well.

    Personally it’s tough for me to get excited for a made up event. The WHC just ended. Aren’t they kind of the same? At least in theory. It’s probably not a terrible thing to have 13 players in game shape prior to the start of the season. But God hell us if player goes down.

  3. Ernie-agreed-
    I’m looking forward to this, especially to see the Young Guns–but many Hawk players could use a regular break this summer/early fall and that won’t happen.
    Glad #7 not on the team.

  4. Pardon my ignorance, but what is a “North American team”?

    Given that there are already Team USA and Team Canada squads, who is left?

  5. Is that what its like to have a 95m payroll the redwings had in 95/97/98.

    An extra training camp/preseason games. Our guys will have 4 mths, this might help wear on other teams top/core players for a change.

  6. IMO Toews, Kieth, Hammer, Crow and Hossa have no business being on this team. They need as much rest as they can possibly get. Hossa in particular.

    If I were management, same for Kane and Anisimov.

    These 7 players represent the very heart of an exhusted team. They also represent about 65% of Hawks Cap space.

    Sure, 13 Hawks in season shape before Oct….great. How bout practice and mentoring of what is sure to be a different rest of the roster. In other words, give me 3 good reasons why the WC is good for Hawk fans.

    Leave these tournys to players 26 and younger.

  7. Agree fully with Mike . It’s not good for Hawks . We Shld be focused solely on ONE GOAL .

    Except for the olympics I really don’t care about these tournaments .

  8. Mike’s right. Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marian Hossa have absolutely no business being on the Canadian world cup team! Which is why they arent. They’re playing for Sweden and team Europe. Kind of a shame Slovakia is no longer producing the talent they once did.

  9. I forgot how to count apparently as there’s only 12 players. The NHL has agreed to this so theyll be compensated. It’s why youre not seeing guys like Hinostroza on the US world cup team

  10. CD… being old school I think all Olympic athletes should be amateurs. Then the NHL wouldn’t have to deal with the Olympics.

  11. I will make a point of ignoring the World Cup. Both the NHL and NHLPA want the money from it but as a Blackhawk fan this tournament is simply a distraction from what really matters – “One Goal”.

  12. It really looks like it will be 6 years (at least) for the next Olympics with regard to hockey–
    by then Toews will be 34 and perhaps not even a consideration–Crosby 35
    Keith will be 39
    This will mean a lot to #2 and 19 so I will be watching in the fall with interest and some Blackhawk pride. Enjoy it for what it is, and watching some of these stars still in or near there pride once more on the world stage.

  13. Hockey will. NHL doesn’t appear likely. NHL participating in Canada was a given. They participated in Russia because they participated in Canada. Name a Korean NHL player. Site of the 2018 games.

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