On Friday morning, Russia released their roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Two Blackhawks – Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov – made the list.
Panarin, who turns 25 at the end of October, is the front-runner for the Calder Trophy after posting 30 goals with 47 assists in 80 games during his first regular season in the NHL.
Anisimov, acquired in the trade that sent Brandon Saad to Columbus last summer, scored 20 goals with 22 assists in 77 games with the Hawks this season.
Both players represented Russia at the recent World Championships.
Here is the complete Russian roster:
Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks
Evgeny Dadonov, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Nikolay Kulemin, New York Islanders
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks
Vadim Shipachyov, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
Ivan Telegin, CSKA Moscow (KHL)
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Alexei Emelin, Montreal Canadiens
Dmitry Kulikov, Florida Panthers
Alexey Marchenko, Detroit Red Wings
Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens
Dmitry Orlov, Washington Capitals
Slava Voynov, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
Nikita Zaitsev, Toronto Maple Leafs
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning