2016 World Cup: Patrick Kane To Lead USA

The United States will have a team at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, and they will predictably be led by the first American player to win the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy.

Patrick Kane joined a long list of Blackhawks who will represent their countries at the World Cup this fall.

Here are the rosters for:

Here is the complete roster for the United States:

Forwards
Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings
David Backes, St. Louis Blues
Ryan Callahan, Tampa Bay Lightning
Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals
Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild
Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks
Derek Stepan, New York Rangers
James van Riemsdyk, Toronto Maple Leafs
Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets

Defensemen
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets
John Carlson, Washington Capitals
Erik Johnson, Colorado Avalanche
Jack Johnson, Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers
Matt Niskanen, Washington Capitals
Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

Goalies
Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning
Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings
Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils

7 thoughts on “2016 World Cup: Patrick Kane To Lead USA

  1. No Kessel. And perhaps more surprising, no JUSTIN FAULK. Faulk was also on the olympic team. And no Kevin Shattenkirk

    I think you have to look at who is on the USA’s management staff and you can understand why Faulk was omitted.

    GM- Dean Lombardi
    Assistant GM- Paul Holmgren
    Advisor- Brian Burke

    They value size and “truculence” over skill.

  2. Ernie, I am impressed with your use of the word truculence. Stick taps to you. Is trumpulence a word? No Statsny. No Tyler Johnson. I think the USA should have learned from Sochi and just selected the best players.

  3. I stole it from Brian Burke. Hence the quotes around it. Despite being an “idiot” and a “weenie” I actually have a decent vocabulary however.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *