Now, we’ll move on to Group B, beginning with Team Finland.
Team North America
When rosters were announced, there were two Chicago Blackhawks players on the roster for Finland. But an early summer trade sent Teuvo Teravainen to Carolina, leaving defenseman Ville Pokka as the only Hawks (IceHogs?) rep on this roster.
Sebastian Aho, Karpat (FIN)
Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers
Joonas Donskoi, San Jose Sharks
Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning
Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild
Erik Haula, Minnesota Wild
Jussi Jokinen, Florida Panthers
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs
Lauri Korpikoski, UFA
Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets
Jori Lehtera, St. Louis Blues
Teuvo Teravainen, Carolina Hurricanes
Ville Pokka, Chicago Blackhawks
Jyrki Jokipakka, Calgary Flames
Sami Lepisto, Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
Esa Lindell, Dallas Stars
Olli Maatta, Pittsburgh Penguins
Rasmus Ristolainen, Buffalo Sabres
Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks
Mikko Koskinen, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)
Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators
All games played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. All times below are EST.
Sunday, Sept. 18 – Team North America @ Team Finland, 8 PM, ESPN2
Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Team Finland @ Team Sweden, 3 PM, ESPN
Thursday, Sept. 22 – Team Finland @ Team Russia, 3 PM, ESPN
The top two teams from the round robin advance to the semifinals, which will be single elimination on Sept. 24-25. The final round is a best of three series with games being played between Sept. 27 and Oct. 1.