Vancouver, B.C. – The eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 announced their final roster selections today which included Vancouver Canucks defenceman Luca Sbisa being named to Team Europe. Sbisa joins four Canucks players previously selected to represent their respective countries at the tournament including Daniel Sedin (Team Sweden), Henrik Sedin (Team Sweden), Jacob Markstrom (Team Sweden), and Jannik Hansen (Team Europe).
Luca Sbisa, 26, has represented Switzerland on the international stage in a number of tournaments including the Winter Olympic Games in 2010 as well as the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2008 and 2010. The 6-2, 216-pound defenceman most recently represented his country at the IIHF World Championships in 2011 and 2012.
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 from September 17th to October 1st, featuring more than 150 of the best players in the NHL. All tournament games will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.