As we continue rolling through our previews of Group B, we continue with Team North America.
Team North America is the only roster that does not have a single current Blackhawks player, but Chicago fans will undoubtedly still cheer for Brandon Saad. This team has the last four Number One overall picks: Nathan MacKinnon (2013), Aaron Ekblad (2014), Connor McDavid (2015) and Auston Matthews (2016). Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011) is a fifth top overall selection on this roster; the missing piece to six straight Number One picks is Nail Yakupov (2012).
Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers
Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning
Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
J.T. Miller, New York Rangers
Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers
Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets
Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets
Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers
Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers
Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets
Colton Parayko, St. Louis Blues
Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs
Jacob Trouba, Winnipeg Jets
John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets
Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins
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
Monday, Sept. 19 – Team Russia @ Team North America, 8 PM, ESPN2
Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Team North America @ Team Sweden, 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.