Vancouver, B.C. – The National Hockey League announced today that four Vancouver Canucks players have been selected to represent their respective countries at the 2016 World Cup in Toronto including Daniel Sedin (Team Sweden), Henrik Sedin (Team Sweden), Jacob Markstrom (Team Sweden), and Jannik Hansen (Team Europe).
Daniel Sedin, 35, has represented his country on the international stage in a number of tournaments including the Winter Olympic Games in 2014 (silver), 2010, and 2006 (gold), the IIHF World Championship in 2013 (gold), 2005, 2001 (bronze), 2000, and 1999 (bronze), and the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2000, 1999, and 1998. In 2004, the Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, native also represented his country in the second instalment of the World Cup.
Henrik Sedin, 35, has represented Team Sweden in several international tournaments including the Winter Olympic Games in 2010 and 2006 (gold), the IIHF World Championship in 2013 (gold), 2005, 2001 (bronze), 2000, and 1999 (bronze), and the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2000, 1999, and 1998. The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, native was also a member of Team Sweden at the 2004 World Cup.
Markstrom, 26, participated in the IIHF World Championship in 2013 (gold) and 2010 (bronze) and at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2010 (bronze) and 2009 (silver). The Gavle, Sweden, native was named Best Goaltender at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Hansen, 29, has represented Team Denmark in a number of international tournaments. In 29 games played at five IIHF World Championships (2014, 2012, 2008, 2006, and 2005), Hansen has recorded 12 points (6-6-12) and 39 penalty minutes. The Rodovre, Denmark, native has also represented his country at three IIHF World Junior Championships (2006, 2005, and 2004).
Eight teams - Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Finland, Team Russia, Team Sweden, Team USA, Team Europe and Team North America - will compete in the two-week tournament, featuring more than 150 of the best players in the NHL. All tournament games will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
All eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 announced their rosters of at least 16 players today. Each of the teams will have a tournament roster of 23 players: 20 skaters and three goaltenders. The balance of each team’s roster will be announced no later than June 1, 2016.