World Cup of Hockey Preview: Team Sweden

Today, we complete our eight previews for the World Cup of Hockey by looking ahead at Team Sweden.

In review, here are the two groups:

Group A:
Team Canada
Team Czech Republic
Team Europe
Team USA

Group B:
Team Finland
Team North America
Team Russia
Team Sweden

Team Sweden has two current Blackhawks skaters: Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger. They also have two Sedins. So they’ve got that going for them… which is nice.

ROSTER

Forwards:
Marcus Kruger, Chicago Blackhawks
Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals
Loui Eriksson, Vancouver Canucks
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins
Carl Hagelin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks
Carl Soderberg, Colorado Avalanche
Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings
Rickard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks

Defensemen:
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks
Mattias Ekholm, Nashville Predators
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim Ducks
Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning

Goaltenders:
Jhonas Enroth, Toronto Maple Leafs
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks

All games played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. All times below are EST.

Round-Robin Schedule:
Sunday, Sept. 18 – Team Sweden @ Team Russia, 3 PM, ESPN
Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Team Finland @ Team Sweden, 3 PM, ESPN
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.

5 thoughts on “World Cup of Hockey Preview: Team Sweden

  1. Nice espn article on kruger if you haven’t read it. A good reminder of why we appreciate him so much and an argument that he’s worth his contract

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